Mass demolitions in the Jordan Valley

Posted 28th July 2012, by & filed under Area C, Closed military area, Demolitions, Home Demolitions, ICAHD Staff, IDF, Jordan Valley.

The IDF demolished the village of Al Farisyie yesterday in the Jordan Valley, destroying 74 structures and displacing 107 people.  The mass demolition included 26 residential tents; 22 animal shelters; 7 taboun ovens; 8 kitchens; 10 bathrooms and a shed used to store agricultural equipment. As a result at least 107 people, including 52 children,… Read more »

Demolition update August 2010

Posted , by & filed under Demolitions, Hebron, Home Demolitions, ICAHD Staff, Jordan Valley, Negev.

August 3rd 2010, the IDF demolished water infrastructures including a cistern in Jabal Joher and Bani Na’im, both in the Hebron Governorate   On August 4th, 2010  the IDF demolished 2 Palestinian structures, in Azzun Atma/Qualqylia Governorate both of which were used for livelihood-related purposes. The demolition affects the livelihood of a family of 3 people. … Read more »

Wave of Demolitions in Jerusalem, Jordan Valley & South Hebron

Posted , by & filed under Civil administration, Demolitions, East Jerusalem, Home Demolitions, ICAHD Staff, Jordan Valley, South Hebron Hills.

Following the demolitions and evictions in East Jerusalem and the Jordan Valley yesterday, this morning the Civil Administration accompanied by large Army and Border Police forces demolished a mosque in the Jordan Valley and several structures in the South Hebron Hills.   Yesterday the Ministry of Interior demolished a Palestinian home in A Thuri, East… Read more »

Demolitions Continue this week in East Jerusalem & Jordan Valley

Posted , by & filed under Civil administration, Demolitions, East Jerusalem, Home Demolitions, Jordan Valley.

The Jerusalem Municipality demolished 4 structures across East Jerusalem yesterday. A home and a print workshop were demolished in Isawiya, sparking conflict with local youth and closure of the neighborhood for several hours. The home was incomplete and intended to house a family of 8. The Municipality demolished another, uninhabited home in Ras Khamees and… Read more »

Jordan Valley Homes Demolished, 103 Remain Homeless

Posted , by & filed under Demolitions, Expropriation, Home Demolitions, Itay Epshtain, Jordan Valley.

***22.06.11 – See update below…    On Tuesday June 14th, a large-scale demolition took place in the Jordan Valley village of Fasayil al-Wusta (Jericho Governorate), leaving a 103 people from 18 families, including 64 children homeless, and exposed to the harsh desert environment. ICAHD Co-Director, Itay Epshtain said: “The latest demolition is part of an… Read more »

Summer of Demolitions

Posted , by & filed under Bedouins, Closed military area, Demolitions, Home Demolitions, Itay Epshtain, Jordan Valley, Settlements, Viable Palestinian State.

Hours after his modest home was demolished by Israeli bulldozers, Khaled Abdallah Ali Ghazal stands astride the wreckage in the scorching desert heat and vows to hold on. “We have nowhere else to go, we will rebuild,” he says. For hundreds like him in the Jordan Valley, this is the reality of what the Israeli… Read more »

Jordan Valley Matrix of Control Fact Sheet

Posted 26th July 2012, by & filed under Annexation of area C, Articles, Itay Epshtain, Jordan Valley, matrix of control.

In November 2011, Israel expropriated 1.5 km2 of Palestinian land in the northern Jordan Valley and de-facto annexed the land to a Jewish community within Israel proper. This is considered the first instance of Palestinian land in the Occupied West Bank to be annexed to Israel, (excluding East Jerusalem) in defiance of international law.   In his May… 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 »

Reprieve to Khan al-Ahmar School

Posted , by & filed under Bedouins, East Jerusalem, Ethnic displacement, Itay Epshtain, Jordan Valley, Settlements.

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 »