Israeli/Palestinian joint demonstration in Jerusalem

Posted 6th August 2012, by & filed under Abu Dis, Civil mobilization, East Jerusalem, ICAHD Staff, Israeli Peace Movement.

Yesterday over three hundred activists from Ta’ayush, The Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions, Bat Shalom and others, joined with five hundred Palestinians in a joint demonstration against the separation wall built by the Israeli government in Abu Dis. Three months ago the state of Israel constructed the wall which isolates 60,000 Palestinian residents (the majority… Read more »

Volunteers Dragged from House

Posted , by & filed under Beit Hanina, Demolitions, East Jerusalem, ICAHD Staff, Israeli Peace Movement.

BEIT HANINA, JERUSALEM – Israeli and international volunteers occupied the one-room house of Muhammed Shabani in order to prevent its demolition by the municipality of Jerusalem accompanied by over forty Israeli police. The volunteers were asked to leave, but several ICAHD staff members and volunteers refused and were dragged out of the house by force…. Read more »

Nof Zion vs. Jabal Mukaber: Manipulations to Erase Reality

Posted 30th July 2012, by & filed under East Jerusalem, Ideas, Judaization, Meir Margalit, Meir Margalit, Settlement blocs.

At the edge of Jabal Mukaber, on the border of the settlement of East Talpiot, a luxurious Jewish building project is taking shape, eventually covering 170 dunams comprised of housing, a sports center, a park, a kindergarten, a synagogue and a commercial center. The project being built, `Nof Zion`, is a private project, purely a… Read more »

One Village, Two Buildings and a Top Floor: Thoughts for Human Rights Day

Posted 29th July 2012, by & filed under Bedouins, Demolitions, East Jerusalem, Home Demolitions, ICAHD Staff, International community, Old City.

“All human beings are born with equal and inalienable rights and fundamental freedoms” – Universal Declaration of Human Rights       While the vast destruction in Gaza seems to be on hold, the incremental destruction of Palestine continues apace. Just the last few days have seen a large number of demolitions in Israel and… Read more »

The Israeli Government Demolishes a Private House in Isawya, East Jerusalem

Posted , by & filed under Bedouins, Demolitions, East Jerusalem, Home Demolitions, ICAHD Staff, Meir Margalit, Palestinian citizens of Israel, Road Map.

On Tuesday, May 8th, 2007, the Israeli government demolished 30 structures in an “unrecognized” village of the Negev, and two buildings in East Jerusalem – a building in Wadi Joz that served as a center for disabled children and a private house in Al Isawiya. The latter belonged to Daud and Hussein Nasser and was… Read more »

Municipality Tears down East Jerusalem Care Center for Disabled Children

Posted , by & filed under Demolitions, East Jerusalem, Handicapped children, Home Demolitions, ICAHD Staff.

The Jerusalem municipality destroyed a building in east Jerusalem on Tuesday that served as a residence for handicapped children. The center, in the Wadi Joz neighborhood in the city’s north, was destroyed after the District Court declared it illegal.    The Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD) said seven children and two caregivers were asleep… Read more »

Hamdan Family Home Demolished – ICAHD Resists

Posted , by & filed under Demolitions, East Jerusalem, Home Demolitions, ICAHD Staff, Rebuilding Camp, Resistance.

During the Summer 2007, International volunteers, together with Israelis and Palestinians, rebuilt the home of the Hamdan Family in East Jerusalem which had been demolished for lack of a permit. On April 2nd, 2008 the home was again demolished in a wanton act of cruelty. Dozens of Israeli army and police participated in the crime,… Read more »

More Houses Demolished in Issawiyya

Posted , by & filed under Demolitions, East Jerusalem, Home Demolitions, ICAHD Staff, Operation Cast Lead.

The Municipality of Jerusalem demolished Palestinian houses in Issawiyya on Wednesday. The house of the brothers Mustafa (Nabil, Muhammed & Saad) was demolished before construction was completed. They, like their neighbors whose houses are also facing demolition, had excavated part of a hillside in order to to construct a large 450m home for their families…. Read more »