The South Hebron Hills
When most people think of Palestinian resistance, they imagine children throwing stones against armored cars and masked fighters taking up arms. This is only one side of the resistance. Resistance in Palestine can take many forms: peaceful, violent, cultural, musical, religious, artistic and rural. For Palestinians in the South Hebron Hills, resistance occurs even through the basic act of surviving. This not-so-simple task is due to the intense amount settler violence that takes place because of the extremely small Palestinian villages which receive little to no media coverage. In this region Israeli settlers have poisoned large fields of Palestinian crops, destroying their food source, cut down and burned groves of olive tree, poison livestock (which later poisons the villagers who eat them), and attack children on their way to school.
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