Umm Al Kheir ‘Donkey Story’ – on Ha’aretz

An account by Boaz of the “donkey story” detailed below has been published on Ha’aretz

Here is a short quote:

…As we talked and gazed at the impressive landscape of the edge of the desert, it emerged that our hosts were in big trouble: Their two donkeys had crossed the few meters to the road that links the settlement to its expansion. If they dare approach, they can expect beatings and trouble with the police.

I immediately offered to save the situation; after all, I belong to the lords of the land and no one will get hurt. We hastened to restore the donkeys (maybe she-asses) to their owners and we thought that in so doing we had prevented an unpleasant local incident.

The members of our people from the settlement thought otherwise. The local security forces were called immediately, and they arrived in an all-terrain vehicle and a patrol truck belonging to the security coordinator…

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