Do Unto Others focuses on the Middle East, (nonviolent) social movements, and how I make sense of my place in the world. I'm currently based in Cairo, Egypt doing peacebuilding and community development.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Settlers Clash with Palestinians Harvesting Olives

From Haaretz:
Residents of the West Bank settlement of Shvut Rachel clashed on Tuesday with Palestinians harvesting olives in nearby groves.

The settlers, who were joined by residents of nearby illegal outposts, headed out in the morning to hold a protest march against the harvest.

"If they harvest near us, then we'll be near them," one of the settlers said.

Settlers said the olive harvesters posed a security threat, since the Palestinians could gather intelligence and launch attacks from the groves.
I am speechless.