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.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Video: School Escort and Solidarity March

I can't remember if I posted this video or not, I don't think I did. This video provides a general overview of the military escort of the children from Tuba and Maghayir Al-Abeed with an emphasis on a march to support the rights of the children.

Some info before watching: Children from Tuba and Maghayir Al-Abeed, villages located in the Palestinian territories' South Hebron Hills, attend primary school in the village of At-Tuwani. The children walk on a road passing between the Israeli settlement of Ma'on and the illegal settlement outpost of Havot Ma'on/Hill 833. Armed settlers have harassed and attacked the children on their journeys to and from school.

In 2004 the Israeli Knesset Committee for Childrens Rights affirmed the need for an Israeli military escort for the school children along the road from Tuba to At-Tuwani. Despite the escort the children have continued to be harassed and attacked by settlers.

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