As of this week, Israeli authorities have demolished structures in a Palestinian hamlet near the Jordan Rift Valley four times this year. An improvised school and a small swimming pool also fell victim to the bulldozers.
Gideon Levy is a Haaretz columnist and a member of the newspaper's editorial board.
Levy joined Haaretz in 1982, and spent four years as the newspaper's deputy editor. He is the author of the weekly Twilight Zone feature, which covers the Israeli occupation in the West Bank and Gaza over the last 25 years, as well as the writer of political editorials for the newspaper.
Levy was the recipient of the Euro-Med Journalist Prize for 2008; the Leipzig Freedom Prize in 2001; the Israeli Journalists’ Union Prize in 1997; and The Association of Human Rights in Israel Award for 1996.
His new book, The Punishment of Gaza, has just been published by Verso Publishing House in London and New York.
My uncle, who we buried this week, fought alongside other children of refugees who believed this was a war for the liberation of their nation. What does today’s 'war' of occupation have to do with that?
The soldier from Hebron and those who back his 'values' are our future, the next generation. Who will stop this decline? The media? The IDF? Game-changing politicians? Don't make me laugh.
The Israeli soldier who shot Abed Fattah al-Sharif while he was on the ground wounded is not the only one who should be punished, says his bereaved father. Everyone who was there should be punished.
It’s doubtful there’s another Western society whose racism is accompanied by such bloodlust.
It’s the present and the future. It’s impossible to maintain the occupation without such murders, their number will only mount.
A thousand speeches by Benjamin Netanyahu at AIPAC won’t confuse decent people: Palestinian terror is the resort of those who have no choice.
The Border Police shot a Palestinian boy in the leg during a protest. The army says he was using a slingshot; his father thinks he was deliberately targeted.
AIPAC corrupted Israel, teaching it that everything is permissible: The day AIPAC weakens, Israel will grow stronger, forced to stand on its own two feet and be more moral.
Fuad Abu Rajab Tamimi's shooting spree and consequent death were just the start the ordeal that left his parents and young siblings - none accused of any crime - either in prison or expelled from East Jerusalem.