A lovely day in South Hebron: first story

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watching a shepherd tend his flock                            (click on any image to enlarge)

 

 

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It is a pleasure to be here . . .

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and were we not here, there would be no grazing

 

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because of these houses.

 

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To keep their land, Palestinian shepherds must graze their sheep close to the settlement.

Otherwise, the land is abandoned and free for the taking.

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But the shepherd refuses to move closer.

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He has already moved his flock close enough to see the settlement,

far closer than when the Ta’ayush volunteers first came two years ago.

 

 

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He cannot be persuaded to advance further this week.

 

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All photographs and texts © 2014 Margaret Olin.

 

 

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