Some 600 Villagers Face Prospect of New Displacement

Posted 28th July 2012, by & filed under Demolitions, Forced Displacement, Home Demolitions, ICAHD Staff, Separation Barrier, Testimonials, UNRWA.

AL-WALAJE (WEST BANK): Nearly all the Palestinian residents of al-Walaje village were displaced by the 1948 Israeli-Arab war or are descendants of those displaced, and many now again face the prospect of forced displacement, this time to make room for a possible new Israeli settlement and the construction of the Israeli West Bank separation barrier. … Read more »

Al Araqib Demolished for the Third Time in Two Weeks

Posted , by & filed under Al-Araqib, Bedouins, Demolitions, Forced Displacement, Home Demolitions, ICAHD Staff, Jewish National Fund, Unrecognized villages, Yeela Ranaan.

On Tuesday 10 August 2010 at 6:00am sixty Israeli Police accompanied by Israel Lands Administration (ILA) representatives commenced the third demolition within 2 weeks of Al-Araqib, a Bedouin village in the Negev Desert. The village is located between the cities of Rahat and Beersheba, and is home to some 300 Bedouin citizens of Israel.  [[{“type”:”media”,”view_mode”:”media_large”,”fid”:”221″,”attributes”:{“alt”:””,”class”:”media-image”}}]][[{“type”:”media”,”view_mode”:”media_large”,”fid”:”222″,”attributes”:{“alt”:””,”class”:”media-image”}}]]… Read more »

Israel's Quiet War

Posted 19th July 2012, by & filed under Forced Displacement, Israel 1948, Negev.

While Ehud Olmert and Abu Mazen were wheeling and dealing at Annapolis, several Israeli government ministries and security agencies were deploying their combined resources in a massive operation aimed at Israel’s southern Negev Desert. While the eyes of the world are on the West Bank and Gaza, Israel is in the middle of a campaign… Read more »