The Klan on Mt. Qanub: Armed With Axes and Clubs, Settlers Attack a 73-year-old Palestinian

Dozens of settlers swoop down on a pastoral shepherding community on the dark edge of the Judean Desert

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Mohammed Shalalda, a 73-year-old shepherd, is sitting on an old bed in a shabby room in Sa’ir, a town near Hebron. His head and hand are bandaged: Shalalda is recovering from a pogrom. He was hospitalized for five days in Hebron and is now recuperating at the home of one of his sons. When he is well again, he’ll return to his tent-home in his family’s small pastoral enclave, which lies a few kilometers to the east, on Mount Qanub. Shalalda, who has 10 children, was born on that mountain and will probably die there, too.

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