Etzion DCL

Observers: 
Shlomit S. Ora A. Translation: Naomi Gal
Jan-23-2017
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Morning

In the parking lot was a large group of Palestinians who said they had a meeting with members of the Civil Administration in charge of lands in the West Bank. They waited for the lawyer who is supposed to represent them to the Civil Administration that intends to expropriate their land. One of those waiting, a 77-year-old man, told us that when he came to work his land, soldiers prevented him from approaching it claiming he is new here. "I'm new?! NEW !!" he repeated with fury and said his grandfather and father farmed this land for the past 100 years. A short time later a Palestinian lawyer arrived accompanied by a land surveyor. Then the Civil Administration representatives arrived as well as representatives of the Jewish National Fund. This fund was once called "Our Land Redeemer." They all went out to the area that the state of Israel is about to confiscate.

A man whose car was confiscated approached us, his car was returned to him by a court order, but they did not return the keys. We called Yitzhar from supervision, who never answers the phone and did not answer this time either. We gave the man his phone number and advised him to try again and again.

Some police and GSS prevented asked for our help with forms in Hebrew they struggled to fill out. Among them was a youngster who wanted to fill out an application for prevention removal. He said he is prevented since he threw stones when he was 16. Since then he was imprisoned and detained several times because he participated in demonstrations of peace organizations. We helped them fill out the forms.