ISRAEL’S POLICY OF DEMOLISHING PALESTINIAN HOMES MUST END: ICAHD SUBMISSION TO THE UN

Posted 3rd March 2013, by & filed under ICAHD Staff.

  ISRAEL’S POLICY OF DEMOLISHING PALESTINIAN HOMES MUST END:   A SUBMISSION TO THE UN HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL BY THE ISRAELI COMMITTEE AGAINST HOUSE DEMOLITIONS (ICAHD)   MARCH, 2013   Compiled by: Adv. Emily Schaeffer (Michael Sfard Law Office), Jeff Halper (ICAHD) and Itay Epshtain    The Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD) is a… Read more »

Forced evictions, demolitions and displacement in the West Bank in 2012

Posted 9th February 2013, by & filed under ICAHD Staff.

  Forced evictions, demolition and displacement continued in 2012 throughout the West Bank at a rate similar to last year. In total, we recorded the demolition of over 600 Palestinian structures in the West Bank, including at least 189 residential structures. The demolitions were in many cases preceded by the forced eviction and subsequent displacement of 880 Palestinians, more than… Read more »

UN Human Rights Council: Israeli settlements are illegal in International Law

Posted 1st February 2013, by & filed under ICAHD Staff.

UN HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL: ISRAELI SETTLEMENTS ARE ILLEGAL IN INTERNATIONAL LAW   This week the International Fact-Finding Mission on Israeli Settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, convened by the United Nation’s Human Rights Council, issued its fact-finding report on Israeli settlements. ICAHD’s former Co-Director Itay Epshtain travelled to Amman last November to give testimony to the… Read more »

In-Depth Study Tours: Autumn 2013 Programme Announced

Posted 26th January 2013, by & filed under ICAHD, ICAHD Staff, Occupation, palestine, Study Tours.

  Plans are now in place for the extended study tours that are part of ICAHD’s educational programme to equip internationals for advocacy and once again they will be facilitated by ICAHD UK. Two tours are offered for November which go beyond the traditional tourist sites as the political realities that affect Palestinians and Israelis… Read more »

ICAHD’s evolving agenda: resistance, advocacy, strategizing

Posted 23rd January 2013, by & filed under ICAHD Staff.

  ICAHD has always been a political organization dedicated to resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, not merely managing it. We see ourselves as a political actor, not merely as a protest group, which requires, besides resistance activities, a vision, an end-goal and a strategy for achieving a just peace.   Three external realities present major challenges… Read more »

UN Secretary General Concludes Settlements Deny Palestinians Self-Determination

Posted 13th November 2012, by & filed under ICAHD Staff.

The UN Secretary General (SG) Ban Ki-moon recapped in a report released earlier this week, that the applicable international legal framework in relation to Israeli settlements in the occupied territory can be found in international humanitarian law and international human rights law, and although Israel has disputed the application of the Fourth Geneva Convention, determined… Read more »

ICAHD UK Mounts Photo Exhibit on Internal Displacement at the European Parliament

Posted 11th November 2012, by & filed under ICAHD, ICAHD Staff, ICAHD UK, Internal Displacement, Occupation.

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ICAHD Briefs Settlements Fact-Finding Mission, Calls for Criminalization

Posted 9th November 2012, by & filed under ICAHD Staff.

Earlier this week (November 4 2012) ICAHD Co-Director Itay Epshtain briefed the International Fact-Finding Mission on Israeli Settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, convened in Amman Jordan. ICAHD called for enhanced State responsibility for international wrongful acts, and the criminalization of Israeli officials that perpetrate settlement and related policies and practices.  ICAHD encouraged the International… Read more »

Submission to Settlement Fact-Finding Mission, Highlights Settlement Expansion and Denial of Self-Determination

Posted 4th October 2012, by & filed under ICAHD Staff.

Earlier today (September 4 2012) ICAHD submitted information to the International Fact-Finding Mission on Israeli Settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, appointed by the United Nations Human Rights Council to investigate and report on the implications of Israeli settlements on the civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights of the Palestinian people.   The submission… Read more »

UN General Assembly Upholds Self-Determination, Accountability for International Crimes

Posted 30th September 2012, by & filed under ICAHD Staff.

Following a High-Level Meeting of the United Nations General Assembly on the Rule of Law, the General Assembly adopted a Deceleration upholding the right to self-determination, and accountability for violations of international law.   The Declaration adopted by consensus following the September 24High-Level Meeting, attended by ICAHD Co-Director Itay Epshtain and ICAHD USA Director Salena… Read more »