Room with a view, Oct 6. When I look out of my bedroom window, I simply can’t avoid the structures on the top of the hills encircling Yanoun village. These so called outposts are, as all Israeli settlements in occupied Palestine, illegal according to international law, as well as by Israel (in theory). These […]

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Douma, 1 October. Around here, and right now, everything is about olives. The olive harvest is coming up and the villagers of Douma have teamed up with volunteers from around the area to prepare the fields for the harvest. The Boy Scouts are doing their part by picking trash!It seems like everyone around here is […]

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Today. A visit to Douma village and the home that suffered an arson attack in late July. An infant and his two parents died, and the 4-year-old son was orphaned, now treated in hospital. The attack is believed to have been carried out by members of the nearby Israeli settlement, but no one has been […]

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Refugees and Smugglers

“The clear indication from Frontex that the tightening of border control at the land crossings most widely used by Syrians has diversified Syrian migration to more dangerous routes, to more hazardous periods during the year, and in the process, to the hands of professional smugglers, is not mentioned within an EC (European Commission) discourse. EC […]

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