Yanun, a tiny Palestinian village, some of whose lands were stolen by the illegal settlement Itamar, some 12
km south-east of Nablus.
View of Yanun with the newly paved road leading south to Aqraba, financed by the European Community:
Yanun would have been one more victim of ethnic cleansing, but for the solidarity and determination of Palestinians,
Israelis and "Internationals". Taayush, Gush Shalom, ISM, and couregeous individuals prevailed against the coalition of evil.
Approaching Yanun from the west one cannot avoid seeing the burned out olive groves on the southern slope
of the Illegal settlement Itamar. It takes a very perverted "love of the land" to put an olive grove on fire.
"You are dead people". I witnessed when this phrase was uttered by an illegal settler at an old resident of Yanun. This, in
my opinion, is as despicable as the worst utterances by the most despicable criminals of all times, uttered at Jews. [for
a report see Haaretz, October 25, 2002].
Taayush: Defying the ethnic cleansers, 15.11.2002.
Area map. The illegal settlement Itamar encompases the 800 m altitude line between Bayt Furik and Khirbat Yanun, south-east