Israeli Government Erases the Bedouin Village of Twail Again

Posted 29th July 2012, by & filed under Bedouins, Demolitions, Evictions, Home Demolitions, ICAHD Staff, Negev, Unrecognized villages, Yeela Raanan.

  Again, hundreds of police people congregated by the city of Rahat. Again, they accompanied the demolishing bulldozers. Again the drove by the train tracks on their way to the village of Twail Abu-Jarwal. And again – the destruction, the violence, and the pain they leave behind.    Is it not yet obvious that the… Read more »

Israeli Forces Have Evicted the Hanoun and Al-Ghawe Families From their Sheikh Jarrah Homes

Posted 28th July 2012, by & filed under East Jerusalem, Evictions, ICAHD Staff, IDF, Sheikh Jarrah.

2 August 2009: Israeli forces have evicted the Hanoun and al-Ghawe families from their Sheikh Jarrah homes.   At around 5:30 in the morning, Israeli police arrived at the Hannoun family home and broke into the house through the windows. They forcefully removed Maher Hanoun, his wife Nadia and their 3 children. The police violently… Read more »

UN Expert Concludes: Israel Implements a Strategy of Judaization in the OPT

Posted 26th July 2012, by & filed under Demolitions, East Jerusalem, Evictions, Greater Israel, Home Demolitions, Itay Epshtain, Judaization, Raquel Rolnik, UN special rapporteur.

Prof. Raquel Rolnik, UN Special Rapporteur on the right to adequate housing, has concluded this morning (Sunday, February 12th 2012) of a two week visit to Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory. Speaking in Jerusalem this afternoon Prof. Rolink said: “From the Galilee and the Negev to East Jerusalem and the West Bank, the Israeli… 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 »

East Jerusalem Family Under Looming Threat of Forced Eviction

Posted , by & filed under Abandoned Property Law, East Jerusalem, Evictions, Itay Epshtain.

The Sumarin, a family of 12, including 5 children, are under an imminent threat of forced eviction, as the November 28thdeadline for vacating their Silwan (East Jerusalem) home nears.   The Custodian of Absentee Property took control of the property, following the passing of the house owner Musa Sumarin in 1983. At the time, his sons… Read more »