Another Gain for Perseverance: The UN Vote on Recognizing Palestine. And Yet…

Posted 13th December 2012, by & filed under Jeff Halper, palestine, Prolonged occupation, UN.

  On one level, the General Assembly’s overwhelming vote to recognize the state of Palestine represented a significant achievement for the PLO/Palestinian Authority. It reaffirmed international support for Palestinian self-determination and demonstrated just how isolated Israel and the US are on this issue. The significance of the vote went beyond the merely “symbolic.” Unlike previous… Read more »

UN Special Rapporteur Falk’s Statement on Bedouin Displacement

Posted 26th July 2012, by & filed under Bedouins, Ethnic displacement, Human Rights, Itay Epshtain, Richard Falk, UN.

On the occasion of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the occupied Palestinian territory, Prof. Richard Falk, called urgent attention to the plight of the Palestinian Bedouin of the occupied West Bank. “The recent unprecedented pressure by Israeli authorities and settlers to expel… Read more »

The Judaization of Palestine: 2011 Displacement Trends

Posted , by & filed under Demolitions, Displacement Working Group, Ethnic displacement, Home Demolitions, Itay Epshtain, Judaization, Settlements, UN.

This article provides a political analysis of the root causes and consequences of Israel’s house demolition policy, focusing on the demolition of Palestinian homes and other structures in the Occupied West Bank. All recorded incidents have been verified and documented by partners in the Displacement Working Group (an inter-agency group under the auspices of the… Read more »

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

Posted , by & filed under Anata, beit arabiya, Demolitions, Home Demolitions, Itay Epshtain, salim Shawamreh, UN.

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 »

ICAHD Supports Khulood Badawi

Posted , by & filed under ICAHD Staff, Itay Ephstain, Jeff Halper, OCHA, UN.

In light of recent public attacks on our friend and colleague Khulood Badawi, a UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) employee, we make public our support of Khulood, that has been the target of a concreted campaign aimed at terminating her employment with OCHA. We firmly hold that Khulood has a manifested… Read more »

UN Protection Cluster Holds its Meeting in Beit Arabiya

Posted , by & filed under beit arabiya, ICAHD Rebuilding camp, Itay Epshtain, UN.

Members of the UN led Protection Cluster held their monthly meeting in Beit Arabiya (Thursday, June 28th), in a demonstration of solidarity with the ICAHD Rebuilding Camp. Participants were greeted and briefed by Salim and Arabiya Shawamreh, and expressed their heartfelt support of the family. [[{“type”:”media”,”view_mode”:”media_large”,”fid”:”139″,”attributes”:{“alt”:””,”class”:”media-image”}}]] The Protection Cluster covers a wide range of activities… Read more »