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Palestinians Walk Hebron Pupils to School After International Monitors Leave

Society & Culture  (tags: Israel, Expulsion of TIPH Monitors, occupied Palestinian territories, West Bank, settler violence/attacks on Palestinians, media coverage/TIPH, INTERNATIONAL, al-Khalil, Hebron, UN Security Council, UNSC, Palestinian human rights violations )

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Palestinians in the occupied West Bank city of Hebron walked children to school Sunday, saying protecting them from Israeli settlers was necessary following


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fly bird (26)
Wednesday February 13, 2019, 11:19 pm
Palestinians in the occupied West Bank city of Hebron walked children to school Sunday, saying protecting them from Israeli settlers was necessary following the withdrawal of international monitors.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced last month he would not renew the mandate of the Temporary International Presence in Hebron (TIPH), accusing it of bias.

The mission left on January 31.

It was established after a massacre of Palestinians in 1994 and Palestinian officials warned the withdrawal of the international monitors could increase abuses by settlers in the city.

Palestinians from the Youth Against Settlements organisation accompanied children to schools in vests with the word "observer" written in English, Arabic and Hebrew, an AFP photographer said.

"Today we started a local campaign to document violations that children going to school are subject to in this area where there are always settlers and the occupation army," Issa Amro from the organisation told AFP.

"We will not replace the international observers, but we try as much as we can to make sure that the children go to school."

Small scuffles broke out between Israeli settlers, the Palestinians ands Israeli soldiers during the walk, the AFP journalist said.

TIPH was created after 29 Palestinian worshippers in a mosque were gunned down by an American-born Israeli settler.

Observers carried out daily patrols and document rights abuses they witness, although they were not allowed to intervene.

The mission reported its findings to its member countries - Italy, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and Turkey - as well as the Israeli and Palestinian authorities.

Hebron is holy to both Muslims and Jews and has been a flashpoint in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

At least 600 Jewish settlers live under heavy military guard in the city, which is home to around 200,000 Palestinians.

Israeli settlements are seen as illegal under international law and a major obstacle to peace, as they are built on land the Palestinians see as part of their future state.

fly bird (26)
Wednesday February 13, 2019, 11:22 pm
Israeli Colonists Invade Home, Threaten To Kill Family, In Hebron.
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Israeli settlers attack Palestinian homes in center of Hebron.
Feb. 13, 2019

Colleen L (3)
Thursday February 14, 2019, 1:20 pm
Bless them for walking these students. Pray that they are protected.
Thanks Fly.

fly bird (26)
Thursday February 14, 2019, 2:07 pm
hey there, folks - U.S. tax dollars to rogue Israel regime, is used to fund the Israe l army abuses and violations of the Palestinian people, their children and elderly parents and grand parents - throughout the Palestinian territories, illegally occupied by Israel - courtesy of the hard earned dollars of Americans, and a corrupt con gress, maintaining and enabling the zionis t grab of Palestinian lands, homes and everything they cannot steal is slowly destroyed, contaminated and polluted..

this, people, is where American tax dollars have gone, the damage and harm done, is huge - as HTE U.S. SUSTAINED THE APARTHEID REGIME IN south Africa, it continues to be the 'useful idiot' to the whorrers and schnorrers, grabbing U.S. $ Billions for generations - over seventy years - and still counting, day by day.. $millions!
whereas Americans suffer low wages, and economic hardship, Israel state steps on, deprives and annihilates all that rightfully, historically and ethically, belongs to Palestine and Palestinians - under International Law.

The world must renounce this dirge and drain it of all support.
Boycott, divest , sanctions on Israel. BDS! BDS!

end the revolting racist, tyranny, now.
No more genocide! Save Gaza, end the siege! End the occupation!!!!
End all U.S. AID TO iSRAEL

fly bird (26)
Saturday February 16, 2019, 6:36 pm
In Hebron, Israel removes the last restraint on its settlers’ reign of terror.
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By Jonathan Cook -
February 14, 2019

fly bird (26)
Saturday February 16, 2019, 6:47 pm
This is another stark reminder of the significant violence that children in the State of Palestine continue to endure. UNICEF

As we mark 30 years since the Convention on the Rights of the Child, it is essential that the fundamental rights of children be respected,” he stressed.Cappelaere continued: “It is time for violence against children to end. For years, children in the State of Palestine and Israel have suffered not only physically but have also borne the brunt emotionally.” “Children are children,” he added: “They must be protected at all times. Children should never be a target, nor should they be exposed to any form of violence by any party.”
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