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 »

Support the ICAHD Rebuilding Camp

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UN Special Rapporteur Condemns Israel of De-Facto Annexation of the West Bank

Posted , by & filed under Annexation of area C, beit arabiya, Demolitions, Home Demolitions, Itay Epshtain, Richard Falk, Settlements.

Concluding a ten day visit to the region yesterday (Monday, February 20th), United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Occupied Palestinian Territory, Prof. Richard Falk stated that “the information I received paints a picture of increasing efforts by Israel to deny Palestinians their right of self-determination. Ever-increasing and expanding Israeli settlements; ever-increasing confiscation of Palestinian land;… Read more »

UN Protection Cluster Holds its Meeting in Beit Arabiya

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Members of the UN led Protection Cluster held their monthly meeting in Beit Arabiya (Thursday, June 28th), in a demonstration of solidarity with the ICAHD Rebuilding Camp. Participants were greeted and briefed by Salim and Arabiya Shawamreh, and expressed their heartfelt support of the family. [[{“type”:”media”,”view_mode”:”media_large”,”fid”:”139″,”attributes”:{“alt”:””,”class”:”media-image”}}]] The Protection Cluster covers a wide range of activities… Read more »

ICAHD Launches Jordan Valley Tours

Posted 25th July 2012, by & filed under beit arabiya, Demolitions, East Jerusalem, Home Demolitions, ICAHD Staff, Jordan Valley, Tour.

ICAHD is launching new tours to the Jordan Valley, and welcome your participation. Our tours are based on engagement with local activists and the Palestinian community in the area, as well as on research conducted by ICAHD Co- Director, Itay Epshtain. Having provided thousands of people from around the world with top-quality tours for over… 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 »

European Parliament Passes Landmark Resolution: Condemns Israeli Policies, Alludes to Sanctions

Posted 14th July 2012, by & filed under beit arabiya, european union, Itay Epshtain, salim Shawamreh, Sanctions.

The European Parliament passed on July 5 2012 a landmark resolution condemning Israeli policies in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, focusing on home demolitions and forced displacement, with the strongest language to date. The resolution comes as a result of a concerted advocacy effort on the part of ICAHD and other human rights organizations.  … Read more »

Human Rights Council Receives Report on Beit Arabiya Demolition

Posted 26th June 2012, by & filed under beit arabiya, Demolitions, human rights council, Itay Epshtain, report, salim Shawamreh, United Nations.

UN Human Rights Council received a report on the recurrent demolition of Beit Arabiya, the home of Salim and Arabiya Shawamreh and their seven children in the West Bank town of Anata, illuminating the ongoing displacement of Palestinians living under prolonged occupation.     The United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) will convene this coming… Read more »