Analyzing the political situation and developing informational materials: Our familiarity with the realities of the Occupation gives us special authority and insight when we brief diplomats, fact-finding missions, the public and the media. We have developed a wide range of informational materials, from maps, films and presentations showing graphically the situation on the ground to handbooks, special reports and expert commentary on various aspects of the Occupation.
Direct-action in the Occupied Palestinian Territory
Resisting the demolition of Palestinian homes: ICAHD members physically have blocked bulldozers sent to demolish homes. We also mobilize Israelis, Palestinians and internationals to rebuild them as acts of resistance. We aim to be present at home demolitions when requested and participate in other acts of resistance we are invited to participate in
ICAHD guides conduct tours of the Occupied Territory from a critical peace perspective, in Hebrew, English, Arabic and assist study missions in developing programs that allow them to see the realities while meeting with Israeli and Palestinian experts and activists.
ICAHD staff and activists embark on extensive speaking tours abroad at the invitation of our international partners, participate in international conferences and gatherings, and appear frequently in the international media. Besides our work with our international partners, we meet with government officials and diplomats, both in Israel/Palestine and in their capitals, in an effort to affect their governments’ policies.
Intergovernmental advocacy and litigation
The overall objective of ICAHD’s intergovernmental organization work is to ensure that the protection and promotion of Palestinian rights and a just peace become an essential component of international relations in a consistent, principled and effective way. Important bodies for ICAHD’s work include various country and thematic mechanisms of the Human Rights Council: Special Rapporteurs, Independent Experts, Working Groups and Special Representatives of the Secretary-General (often referred as UN Special Procedures); High Commissioner for Human Rights and her office; treaty-monitoring bodies (or treaty bodies): Human Rights Committee, Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, and the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.