Today is the ninth day of Av, the month of the Jewish calendar that falls between July and August, which in Hebrew is known as Tisha B’Av and is one of many holidays dedicated to commemorating the historical misfortunes that befell the various peoples who live on the land between the river and the sea.
Eish Kodesh, Judea and Samaria – 17th of January, 2014: Israelis gathered in Eish Kodesh, a small outpost on the hills between Jerusalem and Nablus, to plant trees for the holiday of Tu Bishvat, the Jewish “New Year of the Trees”.
Tapuach Junction, Judea and Samaria – 30th of April, 2013: An Israeli settler argues with Israeli security forces preventing him from reaching the Palestinian village of Yabta during a demonstration calling for better security for Israelis following the fatal stabbing of Eviatar Borovsky, father of five and resident of the Yitzhar settlement, at the same location earlier that day.
Jewish settlement in Hebron, Judea and Samaria – 23rd of April, 2013: Portraits of Jews killed in the 1929 massacre adorn the walls of the Hebron Heritage Museum in the Beit Hadassah Israeli settlement in the city of Hebron.
Tekoa, Judea and Samaria – 5th of March, 2013: Menachem Fruman, the chief rabbi of the Jewish settlement of Tekoa, died at the age of 68, leaving behind his wife Hadassah and 10 sons and daughters. His funeral was attended by thousands of people, both religious and secular, left-wing and right-wing, from all across Israel.