Sa’ir will recover; its people are well-trained and strong. But it’s not hard to imagine what sort of pent-up feelings are being reinforced by the lockdown of this southern West Bank town.
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.
All Israelis who break the silence about the occupation and other crimes are doing their patriotic, human and moral duty. That’s why the Yesh Atid leader is so afraid of them.
Two toddlers from the Dawabsheh family in the West Bank village of Duma are growing up without parents: Israeli authorities arrested the father and won't allow their mother to reunite with them.
But the executions – there’s no other way to describe them – of girls and boys, women and men, keep coming.
Tears have poured in Kiryat Arba, Sa’ir and elsewhere. The motives are different, but the results are identical and horrendous.
Eyewitnesses say Arif Jaradat, 23, did not endanger anyone when he was shot by Israeli troops. Jaradat, loved by all the children in his village, died of his injuries last week.
Even if the agreement with Turkey included a generous financial grant to the naval commandos of Shayetet 13, the majority of Israelis would be against it.
A referendum based on the will of the people who choose to ignore their leader’s fear-mongering is something Israelis can only dream of.
Gideon Levy returns to the scenes of the Katyusha rocket attacks that he covered a decade ago. The houses that have been renovated, the scars that have healed – and those that haven’t.
The Israeli soldiers fired fiercely, with full intent, at the moving car, and they had no idea who was inside except for the fateful fact that they were Palestinians.