ICAHD Peace Center ‘Beit Arabiya’ Demolished for the Fifth Time

Posted 26th July 2012, by & filed under Anata, beit arabiya, Demolitions, Home Demolitions, ICAHD Rebuilding camp, Itay Epshtain, Resistance, salim Shawamreh.

Israeli authorities demolished Beit Arabiya (“Arabiya’s House”) last night (Monday, January 23rd) for the fifth time, along with structures in the East Anata Bedouin compound.  Beit Arabiya, Located in the West Bank town of Anata (Area C) just to the northeast of Jerusalem, is a living symbol of resistance to Occupation and the desire for justice and peace.  … Read more »

UN Humanitarian Coordinator Visits Beit Arabiya, Calls for an End to Demolitions

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United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator for the Occupied Palestinian Territory (UNHC) Maxwell Gaylard visited demolished Anata homes and ICAHD peace center Beit Arabiya on Thursday, spoke with affected Palestinian families, and was briefed by ICAHD’s Jeff Halper and Itay Epshtain. Following yesterday’s visit, UNHC called for an immediate end to the demolition of Palestinian homes by Israel in… Read more »

A Culture of Peace

Posted 24th July 2012, by & filed under Fred Schlomka, Fred Schlomka, Ideas, IFLAC, International Advocacy, Peace Movement, salim Shawamreh.

At a time when peace in the Middle East seems near impossible, there is a different way to a peaceful solution. “Governments have had their chance and failed, so too have the economists,” according to Aharoni, founder and president of The International Forum for the Culture and Literature of Peace (IFLAC. “Now it’s the chance… Read more »

European Parliament Passes Landmark Resolution: Condemns Israeli Policies, Alludes to Sanctions

Posted 14th July 2012, by & filed under beit arabiya, european union, Itay Epshtain, salim Shawamreh, Sanctions.

The European Parliament passed on July 5 2012 a landmark resolution condemning Israeli policies in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, focusing on home demolitions and forced displacement, with the strongest language to date. The resolution comes as a result of a concerted advocacy effort on the part of ICAHD and other human rights organizations.  … Read more »

Human Rights Council Receives Report on Beit Arabiya Demolition

Posted 26th June 2012, by & filed under beit arabiya, Demolitions, human rights council, Itay Epshtain, report, salim Shawamreh, United Nations.

UN Human Rights Council received a report on the recurrent demolition of Beit Arabiya, the home of Salim and Arabiya Shawamreh and their seven children in the West Bank town of Anata, illuminating the ongoing displacement of Palestinians living under prolonged occupation.     The United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) will convene this coming… Read more »