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 »

East Jerusalem and Jordan Valley Demolitions Surge over the Past Week

Posted , by & filed under Demolitions, Displacement Working Group, East Jerusalem, Greater Jerusalem, Home Demolitions, Itay Epshtain, Jordan Valley.

The Displacement Working Group reports the following demolitions over the past week, as East Jerusalem demolitions surge once more.   In total, 1,082 people have been displaced this year, compared to 606 for the whole of 2010. More than 561 structures including 209 homes have been demolished.   East Jerusalem and Greater Jerusalem As-Suwwana, East… 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 »

The Choice is Now

Posted 23rd July 2012, by & filed under Angela Godfrey-Goldstein, Convergence Plan, Ehud Olmert, Greater Jerusalem, Ideas, Settlements.

Ehud Olmert’s “convergence plan,” detailed in an interview with Karby Leggett of The Wall Street Journal (April 12, 2006), has major ramifications for Israel-Palestine, regional peace and the international community. Olmert talks of “a large pullout from parts of the occupied West Bank within the next 18 months.” He plans “to evacuate as many as… Read more »