Khan al-Ahmar Homes Demolished

Posted 26th July 2012, by & filed under Bedouins, Demolitions, Ethnic displacement, Greater Jerusalem, Home Demolitions, Itay Epshtain.

Five family homes were demolished this morning (Monday, October 31st) in the Jerusalem periphery Palestinian-Bedouin community of Khan al-Ahmar. 15 army jeeps and a bulldozer showed up at the rural community, in the hills east of Jerusalem this morning, and demolished five family homes, displacing 71 people, including some 60 children. ICAHD staff arrived at… Read more »

UN Special Rapporteur Falk’s Statement on Bedouin Displacement

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On the occasion of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the occupied Palestinian territory, Prof. Richard Falk, called urgent attention to the plight of the Palestinian Bedouin of the occupied West Bank. “The recent unprecedented pressure by Israeli authorities and settlers to expel… Read more »

The Judaization of Palestine: 2011 Displacement Trends

Posted , by & filed under Demolitions, Displacement Working Group, Ethnic displacement, Home Demolitions, Itay Epshtain, Judaization, Settlements, UN.

This article provides a political analysis of the root causes and consequences of Israel’s house demolition policy, focusing on the demolition of Palestinian homes and other structures in the Occupied West Bank. All recorded incidents have been verified and documented by partners in the Displacement Working Group (an inter-agency group under the auspices of the… Read more »

Reprieve to Khan al-Ahmar School

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A delegation of representatives from Israeli authorities visited Khan al-Ahmar on February 1st. The delegation reportedly included the head of the Israeli Civil Administration (ICA) Brigadier general Moti Almoz, and Central Command head Major General Nitzan Alon.   The Israeli delegation met with community representative Abu Khamis, and the headmistress of Khan al Ahmar School. The delegation referred to pressure mounted… Read more »

UN Committee Demands Israel Stops House Demolitions Forthwith

Posted , by & filed under East Jerusalem, Ethnic displacement, Itay Epshtain, Itay Epshtain, Jordan Valley, Social and Cultural Rights, UN Committee on Economic.

The UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, published its concluding observations earlier this week, calling Israel to stop forthwith house demolitions, forced eviction and residency revocation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory and East Jerusalem. After considering the state report by Israel on compliance with the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights,… Read more »

Human Rights Council Addresses Prolonged Occupation

Posted 25th July 2012, by & filed under Ethnic displacement, Itay Epshtain, Itay Epshtain, Judaization, Richard Falk, UN Human Rights Council.

The UN Human Rights Council yesterday morning (July 2nd 2012) held a dialogue with Richard Falk, the Special Rapporteur on OPT. Prof. Falk, introducing his reports main recommendation that the Human Rights Council should commission a study on the adequacy of international humanitarian law to cover situations of prolonged occupation and provide Israel and the international… Read more »