Yes, the old taboon won the recent court case ~ against all odds. It can’t be touched by soldiers, settlers or police. So goes the court decision. But under cover of darkness, settlers from the illegal Al Karmel settlement ~ those who had brought the oven to court ~ came into the village and poured cold water into the hot oven. The Italian NGO with whom we work attended Um al Kher village early the next morning to assess the damage. The Israeli police were there to take their obligatory report.
Villagers feared that the oven would be cracked beyond repair; however, word today is that it can be fixed. But it means a day with no bread! ~ Who will pursue justice? ~ So much for the court decision! ~ This is but one small example of how the current Israeli administration and the settlement enterprise not only ignore court orders, but intentionally act in defiance of such. The oven has won, but the battle is not over!