FMEP’s Sarah Anne Minkin speaks with journalist and activist Basil Adraa and activist and water management expert Natasha Westheimer about the increase in state-backed settler-violence in the South Hebron Hills. Over the last few weeks, both have witnessed and experienced settler and military attacks against Palestinians and solidarity activists. This week, Basil is being targeted by a smear campaign in an effort to undermine his credibility and ability to document human rights abuses.
- Basil’s most recent articles on +972 Magazine include: “I filmed a settler pogrom. Now the Israeli media is smearing me” and “Scenes from a Jewish pogrom” (co-authored with Yuval Abraham)
- Natasha recently published “Opinion: Israel declares war on Palestinian water” (Haaretz)
- “Israel’s top news show falsely accuses +972 writer of arson” (+972)
- A map of the South Hebron Hills from B’Tselem, which includes the Palestinian villages, settlements & outposts, and Firing Zone 918.
Basil al-Adraa is an activist, journalist, and photographer from the village of a-Tuwani in the South Hebron Hills.
Natasha Westheimer is an Australian-American water management specialist and anti-occupation activist based in Jerusalem.
Sarah Anne Minkin, PhD, is the Director of Programs and Partnerships at the Foundation for Middle East Peace.