Saturday 23 April 2022
ICAHD UK’s 2022 annual conference was held online, enabling more people to attend it whether from the UK or globally and facilitating greater participation by Palestinians on the ground.
Palestinians spoke from Jerusalem, the Jordan Valley, the South Hebron Hills and from within the state of Israel as they described demolitions in their area, local resistance and the struggle for them to remain in their homes.
Other speakers provided updates of our campaigns including British-made JCB bulldozers, a company that sells its machines then used to demolish Palestinian homes. Palestinians will speak about actions of the Jewish National Fund (JNF) and its subsidiaries which aggressively seek to cleanse the indigenous population from their homes and land.
The conference included news of the impact following the release of the Amnesty report on Israel’s apartheid policies and ICAHD’s Jeff Halper addressed how demolitions and displacement are at the core of Israel’s settler colonial policy.
Watch recordings of each of our speakers via the links below:
Manal Shqair, International Advocacy Officer Stop the Wall and the International Outreach Coordinator of the Land Defense Coalition
Demolitions in East Jerusalem
Rashed Khudairy, Co-ordinator Jordan Valley Solidarity Campaign, member of the Popular Resistance Committee in the West Bank and farmer
Demolitions in the Jordan Valley
Coordinator of Youth of Sumud, board member of the Popular Struggle Coordination Committee and a human rights defender who has been incarcerated in an Israeli jail because of his activism
Demolitions in the South Hebron Hills
Clinical psychologist and certified supervisor at Palestine Counselling Centre, founder member and board member of the Palestinian Global Mental Health network
Trauma from home demolitions
Zochrot’s group counsellor and political educator
Demolitions and discrimination within the state of Israel and the ongoing work of the JNF
Amnesty International’s Deputy Regional Director of the Middle East and North Africa region
The Amnesty report on Apartheid
Head of ICAHD
Demolition and displacement at the core of Israel's ongoing settler colonial policy
Professor emeritus of international law at Princeton University and former UN Special Rapporteur for Human Rights in the OPT
Professor Falk gives an assessment on the current apartheid situation in Palestine / Israel