Inside Story: Bulldozers and boycotts

Should we boycott goods produced by Israeli settlers on illegally-occupied lands whose Palestinian people have been bulldozed out of their homes? Susan Mitchell reports.

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor @susmitchellsbp
13th October, 2012
Inside Story: Bulldozers and boycotts
Waleed Abohanya (40) and his family in the Jordan Valley area of the West Bank, where they live. They have had two-thirds of their land taken off them due to settlement expansion. Photo: Alan Whelan

Waleed Abohanya spends many of his days consumed with fear. Fear that the Israeli army will arrive at his door and give him 30 minutes to take what possessions he can before bulldozers raze his house to the ground. Abohanya has already lost two thirds of his farmland. Ten of the Palestinian farmer's 15 acres are now owned by Israelis in the West Bank. "They arrived with no warning," he says. "When they bulldozed my...

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