The Continuing Campaign of Internal Displacement in Israel/Palestine – Video

Posted 28th July 2012, by & filed under Activestills, displacement, ICAHD Staff, Israel 1948.

“WE NEVER FINISHED 1948” THE CONTINUING CAMPAIGN OF INTERNAL DISPLACEMENT IN ISRAEL/PALESTINE A new project by the photographers collective Activestills and the Israeli committee against house demolitions, includes a photo exhibition, a book & this multimedia presentation. [video:] “For us, the ongoing Occupation is not merely an event arising out of the 1967 war, but a continuation… Read more »

Jordan Valley Sustains Demolitions, 52 Remain Homeless

Posted 26th July 2012, by & filed under Advocacy, Area C, Demolitions, displacement, Home Demolitions, Itay Epshtain, Jordan Valley, Richard Falk.

This passing week saw nine homes and six animal pans demolished and 52 people displaced in the Jordan Valley villages of Fasayil al-Wusta and al-Jiftlik.   On Tuesday March 13th five homes and six animal pans were demolished at Fasayil al-Wusta, displacing 30 people, including 20 children. This is the third time in recent months that… Read more »

East Jerusalem Family Forcibly Evicted, Settlers Move In

Posted , by & filed under displacement, East Jerusalem, Evictions, Itay Epshtain, Judaization, Settlements.

A Palestinian refugee family (An Natsha) residing in Beit Hanina (East Jerusalem) was forcibly evicted by Israeli authorities this morning, 18 April 2012. The home was taken over by an Israeli settler association, which plans to build around 60 housing units for settlers in the area.  Since 2001, the An Natsha family has suffered repeated settler… Read more »

Update: Imminent Displacement Risk in the Jerusalem Periphery

Posted , by & filed under Area C, Bedouins, Demolitions, displacement, european union, Greater Jerusalem, Home Demolitions, Itay Epshtain.

*Update May 10th Below Palestinian residential structures in Area C of the the West Bank, east of Jerusalem, are under looming threat of immediate demolition. Structures include EU-funded residential structures provided in response to previous demolitions in the area. The Palestinian-Bedouin communities living in the hills to the east of Jerusalem are at an exceedingly growing… Read more »

Bedouin Community Demolished, Thirty People Displaced

Posted , by & filed under Anata, Area C, Bedouins, Demolitions, displacement, Home Demolitions, Itay Epshtain.

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 »

ICAHD Briefs UN Special Committee on Israeli Practices, Calls for Study of Prolonged Occupation

Posted 25th July 2012, by & filed under Demolitions, displacement, Home Demolitions, International Advocacy, Itay Epshtain, Land expropriation, Special Committee on Israeli Practices.

ICAHD Co-Director Itay Epshtain briefed the United Nations Special Committee on Israeli Practices convened in Amman Jordan earlier today (July 12 2012).   The Special Committee was established by UN General Assembly (GA) in1968 in order to monitor “respect for and implementation of human rights in occupied territories.” The Special Committee reports to the General Assembly on… Read more »

Displacement Trends – October 11

Posted , by & filed under Demolitions, displacement, Displacement Working Group, East Jerusalem, Home Demolitions, Itay Epshtain, West Bank.

  Overview of demolitions of Palestinan homes and other structures that have been (i) demolished by Israeli authorities or (ii) demolished by the owners following the receipt of a demolition order from Israeli authorities. All recorded incidents have been verified and documented by partners in the Displacement Working Group.   West Bank (including East Jerusalem)… Read more »

East Jerusalem Home Demolished, 48% Increase of Displacement Incidents in East Jerusalem

Posted 19th July 2012, by & filed under demolition, displacement, East Jerusalem, Itay Epshtain.

One house and one animal shelter were demolished yesterday (July 18 2012), in the Abu Tor neighborhood of East Jerusalem. 36 structures have been demolished in the area since the beginning of the year, affecting 280 people, representing a 48% increase of displacement incidents in comparison with 2011.  ICAHD staff arrived at the site moments… Read more »