"State Land"- Fresh Territory Seizure Threatens Palestinian Village

Collection with 22 media items created by Vinciane Jacquet

20 Sep 2014 22:00

September 16-19, 2014
West Bank, Palestine

At the end of August, 2014 Israel seized nearly 1000 acres of Palestinian land in the West Bank in order to make room for new Jewish settlements. The residents of the Palestinian village of Wadi Fukin, which is located on the seized land, were delivered eviction notices and had some of their farmlands destroyed, all with the purpose of having them abandon their village. The villagers have refused to leave and now face a lengthy struggle to stay on their land.

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By Vinciane Jacquet
17 Sep 2014

September 17, 2014.
Wadi Fukin, West Bank, Palestine

Mohamed, 7, is playing next to his school (in the background). Israel refused authorization to renovate the school. This part of the village is also often targeted with teargas.

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17 Sep 2014

September 18, 2014. Wadi Fukin, Palestine.

View of Wadi Fukin. On the roof of a house, two Palestinian girls look at the Green Line separating Israel from the West Bank.

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16 Sep 2014

September 17, 2014.
Wadi Fukin, West Bank, Palestine

The farmers produce their own olives, olive oil and vegetables. But their way of life is endangered by the building of settlements around them.

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17 Sep 2014

September 17, 2014
Wadi Fukin, West Bank, Palestine

Mara, 13, is looking at a Palestinian coin for the first time of her life.

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17 Sep 2014

September 18, 2014.
Wadi Fukin, West Bank, Palestine

Ahmad Sokar, mayor of the village (center), and his assistant (left), are visiting Ibrahim (right), whose land is going to be seized.

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18 Sep 2014

September 19, 2014.
Bethlehem checkpoint, Palestine

A Palestinian man taking part in the "Combatants for Peace" protest demanding an end to occupation, land seizures, and destruction of the wall.

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18 Sep 2014

September 19, 2014
Bethlehem checkpoint, Palestine

The anti-occupation, anti-land seizure protest organized by the "Combatants for Peace" organization is followed by a military car.

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18 Sep 2014

September 19, 2014
Bethlehem checkpoint, Palestine

The Israeli-Palestinian association "Combatants for Peace" marches near the separation wall in protest of the occupation. The white bird represents Palestine as a prisoner.

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16 Sep 2014

September 17, 2014.
Wadi Fukin, West Bank, Palestine

Mohamed and his father Mustafa on their land. Israel cut down all of their olive trees, but they still find reason to love and laugh.

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16 Sep 2014

September 17, 2014.
Wadi Fukin, West Bank, Palestine

This Israeli settlement just above the Palestinian village of Wadi Fukin. The sewage water of the settlement discharges directly on land of the Palestinian farmers, ruining the harvest and natural springs.

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By Vinciane Jacquet
16 Sep 2014

17 September 2014. Wadi Fukin, Palestine. Mohamed, 7, is kissing his father's land where they had planted olive trees six months ago. The Israeli army came and extracted them all. Mohamed's father, Mustafa, received in addition a bill of 168 shekels (about 46 American dollars) to pay for the trees extraction.

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16 Sep 2014

September 17, 2014.
Wadi Fukin, West Bank, Palestine

Hassan is 82 years old. In 1948, Israel took half of his land. He is now living in a cave with his wife. He says: "It is not enough to take our land, they also want our caves, they want everything. But it is our life". Israel actually wants the cave so it can build new settlements on the mountain.

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16 Sep 2014

17 September 2014. Wadi Fukin, Palestine. This is the cave where Hassan, 82, lives with his wife. He received a notice of eviction at the beginning of September so Israel can use the mountain to build new settlements. Hassan torn the paper.

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16 Sep 2014

17 September 2014. Wadi Fukin, Palestine. A villager shows a photograph he took with his smartphone of all the teargas bombs thrown from the settlement to the school.

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16 Sep 2014

17 September 2014. Wadi Fukin, Palestine. The construction of a house has been stopped by the Israeli army.

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16 Sep 2014

17 September 2014. Wadi Fukin, Palestine. Ezzat El-Hroub found out that his land would be taken in a media statement. 41 dunams (about 10 acres) are about to be confiscated to him. In 1980, Israel took from him 21 dunams and blew up his house for terrorist activities. They later recognized "an error". Ezzat is here showing the article written by the American journalist Douglas Watson about the case.

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By Vinciane Jacquet
17 Sep 2014

On every soon-to-be-seized land, the Israeli army has planted an official "State Land" yellow sign. All of the inhabitants extracted it and most of them destroyed it.

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17 Sep 2014

18 September 2014. Wadi Fukin, Palestine.4 girls from the village are playing in the playground. The site is threatened with demolition because targeted by the last land seizure announcement.

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17 Sep 2014

18 September 2014. Wadi Fukin, Palestine. Ahmad Sokar, the mayor of the village, is holding a map showing the latest land seizure (blue area).

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18 Sep 2014

19 September 2014. Bethlehem checkpoint, Palestine. The Israelo-Palestinian association "Combatants for Peace" protesting against land seizure and asking for end of occupation. The wall is represented by several cardboard pieces, the white bird is the Palestine emprisoned.

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18 Sep 2014

19 September 2014. Bethlehem checkpoint, Palestine. Israeli soldiers next to a young Israeli girl protesting against occupation in Palestine and using grey cardboard signs to represent the wall.

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By Vinciane Jacquet
17 Sep 2014

18 September 2014. Wadi Fukin, Palestine. Official letter to announce the villagers that their land is now "State land". The letter has been written in Hebrew and Arabic and has been pinned on every cardboard sign planted in the land. The farmers have 45 days to appeal the decision of seizure.