ICAHD Peace Center ‘Beit Arabiya’ Demolished for the Fifth Time

Posted 26th July 2012, by & filed under Anata, beit arabiya, Demolitions, Home Demolitions, ICAHD Rebuilding camp, Itay Epshtain, Resistance, salim Shawamreh.

Israeli authorities demolished Beit Arabiya (“Arabiya’s House”) last night (Monday, January 23rd) for the fifth time, along with structures in the East Anata Bedouin compound.  Beit Arabiya, Located in the West Bank town of Anata (Area C) just to the northeast of Jerusalem, is a living symbol of resistance to Occupation and the desire for justice and peace.  … Read more »

UN Humanitarian Coordinator Visits Beit Arabiya, Calls for an End to Demolitions

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United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator for the Occupied Palestinian Territory (UNHC) Maxwell Gaylard visited demolished Anata homes and ICAHD peace center Beit Arabiya on Thursday, spoke with affected Palestinian families, and was briefed by ICAHD’s Jeff Halper and Itay Epshtain. Following yesterday’s visit, UNHC called for an immediate end to the demolition of Palestinian homes by Israel in… Read more »

Bedouin Community Demolished, Thirty People Displaced

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Five Arab al-Jahalin Bedouin Homes were demolished last night by Israeli authorities on the outskirts of Anata (Area C of the West Bank), displacing thirty people.   Last Night (Wednesday 6 July), at approximately 11:00pm Israeli authorities demolished five family homes in the Arab al-Jahalin Bedouin compound in Anata, northeast of Jerusalem. As a result… Read more »

Inside the Matrix of Control

Posted 24th July 2012, by & filed under Anata, beit arabiya, Greater Israel, Ideas, Jeff Halper, matrix of control, Richard Ward, Summer Camp.

Early every morning—Shabbat excepting—across from the Beit Arabiya peace center in the West Bank town of Anata, just northeast of Jerusalem, a huge Caterpillar earth-moving machine would move ponderously down the steep dusty road from the newly-constructed Shin Bet headquarters (Israel’s secret police) across the rocky valley, its hellish screeching and groaning a daily reminder… Read more »

Born to Demolish

Posted 18th July 2012, by & filed under Anata, Arrest, Demolitions, Home Demolitions, Ideas, Jeff Halper, Resistance, Summer Camp.

It was another of those routine tragedies that are never publicized. At eight in the morning we at ICAHD (the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions) received a call that the Border Police, Israeli police and Jerusalem Municipality bulldozers were massing below the Palestinian village of Anata, poised to begin another day of home demolitions. We… Read more »