ICAHD participates in Lobbying UK Parliament in Support of ‘UN Day for Palestine’

Posted 30th July 2012, by & filed under British Parliament, Gaza, ICAHD Staff, International solidarity, West Bank.

Lobby of Parliament in support of Human Rights attracts hundreds of supporters. The appalling record of the British government over Palestinian rights was challenged today by over 300 people crowding the corridors of the House of Commons to lobby their MPs on the UN International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian people. Initial estimates also… Read more »

First Quarter Displacement Trends

Posted 26th July 2012, by & filed under Demolitions, Displacement Working Group, Home Demolitions, Itay Epshtain, West Bank.

An overview of demolitions of Palestinian homes and other structures that have been (i) demolished by Israeli authorities or (ii) demolished by the owners following the receipt of a demolition order from Israeli authorities. All recorded incidents have been verified and documented by partners in the Displacement Working Group. [[{“type”:”media”,”view_mode”:”media_large”,”fid”:”151″,”attributes”:{“alt”:””,”class”:”media-image”}}]]     [[{“type”:”media”,”view_mode”:”media_large”,”fid”:”153″,”attributes”:{“alt”:””,”class”:”media-image”}}]] Data desegregation:… Read more »

Displacement Trends – October 11

Posted 25th July 2012, by & filed under Demolitions, displacement, Displacement Working Group, East Jerusalem, Home Demolitions, Itay Epshtain, West Bank.

  Overview of demolitions of Palestinan homes and other structures that have been (i) demolished by Israeli authorities or (ii) demolished by the owners following the receipt of a demolition order from Israeli authorities. All recorded incidents have been verified and documented by partners in the Displacement Working Group.   West Bank (including East Jerusalem)… Read more »

After Defeat, Autonomy

Posted 24th July 2012, by & filed under Ariel Sharon, Cantonization, Ideas, Jeff Halper, Operation Defensive Shield, Quiet Transfer, West Bank.

Despite protestations by Sharon, the vote by acclamation of the Likud Central Committee against the establishment of any Palestinian state flowed logically and smoothly from “Operation Defensive Shield.” In that ferocious incursion into Palestinian areas, the Sharon government believes it has defeated the Palestinians once and for all, and can thus drop the pretense of… Read more »

Incarceration or Transfer: The Post-Incursion Plan

Posted , by & filed under Ariel Sharon, Cantonization, Ideas, Jeff Halper, Separation, Settlements, West Bank.

Like Sharon’s 1982 war in Lebanon, which was also minimized as simply an “operation” (Operation Peace for the Galilee), Operation Defensive Shield had political goals far beyond that indicated by its modest “defensive” name. Under the guise of destroying the “infrastructure of terrorism,” Sharon (and his willing partner Binyamin Ben-Eliezer, the elected head of the… Read more »

The Truth Behind Formal Statistics. Demolition of illegal houses in the West Bank during 2004.

Posted , by & filed under Demolitions, Figures, Meir Margalit, West Bank.

The number of houses in the West Bank demolished by the state rose sharply after the start of the second intifada’s at the end of 2000. The number of houses demolished in the Gaza Strip, especially in Rafiah, is unprecedented; the figures amount to 2,897 houses. The matter is documented in a most skillful and… Read more »

UN Special Committee Determines Israel Maintains a System of Permanent Oppression

Posted 20th July 2012, by & filed under Demolitions, East Jerusalem, Home Demolitions, International Human Rights Laws, Itay Epshtain, UN Special Committee on Israeli Practices, West Bank.

The UN Special Committee on Israeli Practices in the Occupied Territories In its preliminary observations published today (July 20 2012), drew attention to two areas of immediate concern in the West bank, including East Jerusalem, the Israeli practice of demolishing Palestinian homes, and violence by Israeli settlers against Palestinians. The Special Committee concluded that Israel… Read more »