The Digital Journalist
MURAD NOFAL, son of Saleh Nofal, brings the family's goats down from the village of JAYYUS toward the security gate. The farmers are hoping this morning that they will be able to pass the gate and reach their lands on the other side. Their farm lands and grazing pastures are some of the most fertile lands in the West Bank. Murad has not been able to put his goats out to graze for the last twelve days. He is feeding them the residue from pressed olives which according to the veterinarian can cause miscarriages. He is worried about how to provide for his family if this "closure" by the Israeli soldiers continues. He asks if it is not terrorism when someone willfully takes away a man's means of providing for his family.