The beautiful village of Yasouf has been terrorized by everything from pigs to poison. They continue to lose their land to the nearby expanding settlement and outposts of Kfar Tapuah, home to many supporters of the settler extremist group Kahane Chai (meaning “high priests of life” in Hebrew), which favors the expulsion of all Arabs from Israel and the Occupied Territories. The Israeli government declared Kahane Chai a terrorist organization over 10 years ago but still facilitates their attacks on Palestinians by financing settlements and providing army protection to violent settlers.
In addition, the village is sometimes closed in by a temperamental roadblock preventing them from driving anywhere north.
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