Posted on November 19, 2020, by & filed under News.

Resisting Israel’s Demolitions from Outside Palestine (Part 1) - 26 September 2020

Tom Anderson and Hilary SmithStop the Demolitions Campaign
Annie O'Gara, NSPCC Coalition
Huda Ammori, Manchester University
Reem Mohammed, Sheffield Hallam University
Dr Monica Wusteman, ICAHD UK

As Palestinians in the West Bank face the guns of the Israeli military, they have little power to resist the demolition of their homes. But there are actions that international solidarity movements can take against the companies that manufacture the bulldozers. 

Attend this webinar that will focus on demolitions carried out by British company JCB and Caterpillar and the collective punishment inflicted on Palestinians. Hear case studies about JCB machines that rolled into the Bedouin village of Khan al-Ahmar in 2018 and Wadi al Hummus in 2019. JCB manufactures both civil and military bulldozers, which are used by the Israeli police, military, and Civil Administration to demolish Palestinian property. They are also used in the construction of checkpoints, roadblocks, Israel’s illegal settlements and to expand Israel’s apartheid wall in the West Bank.  JCB is listed by the United Nations as one of the international companies involved in Israel’s illegal settlements in the Occupied Palestine Territory. Read more...

View this webinar here.

Resisting Demolitions from Outside Palestine (Part 2) - 11 November 2020

Hilary Smith, Sheffield PSC, Stop the Demolitions
Tom Anderson, Shoal Collective/Corporate Watch, Stop the Demolitions
Annie O’Gara, Sheffield PSC, Protecting Palestinian Families, Stop the JNF
Sharen Green, Protecting Palestinian Families, ICAHD UK
Dr Monica Wusteman, ICAHD UK

This ICAHD webinar built on the previous one (see above).  As was clear in the first ICAHD UK webinar, there are complementary strands to this campaign: work with JCB dealerships and with the NSPCC, a recipient of JCB donations. This webinar give updates and explore practical suggestions for your involvement.

Between the two webinars on action that can be taken from outside Palestine, there have been noteworthy developments, including progress in the formal complaint lodged by Lawyers for Palestinian Human Rights – we will highlight these.

A video of this webinar and useful information to maintain effective action will be available shortly.

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