July 2017 Demolition and Displacement Summary

Posted July 27, 2017, by & filed under apartheid, House Demolitions, House Demolitions, ICAHD reports, News.

Al-Issawiya Demolition. Image Credit: PNN By Noga F.   Following a decrease in Palestinian demolitions by Israeli forces during the holy month of Ramadan, the month of July marked a return to the standard dozens of Israeli demolitions of Palestinian homes.   Building permits are nearly impossible for Palestinians to obtain from Israeli authorities and… Read more »

June 2017 Demolition and Displacement Summary

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Al-Araqib demolition. Image Credit: MEMO By Noga F. As a result of the holy month of Ramadan, Israeli demolitions of Palestinian homes and structures practically ceased during June 2017. Unfortunately, whilst this appears to be a positive development, no change in policy had occurred, and the end of Ramadan will likely bring a return to… Read more »

Demolition and Displacement Summary May 2017

Posted May 31, 2017, by & filed under apartheid, Communities demolished, House Demolitions, House Demolitions, News.

Demolition in al-Tur. Source: Ma’an News   By Noga F. The month of May brought sorrow to many Palestinian families as Israeli forces conducted seven separate demolitions across Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT) on 4th May alone. In Tel al-Sabi in southern Israel, Bedouin citizen of Israel, Salman Abu Sabila, had his home demolished for… Read more »

Laurie’s Story: Reflections on the ICAHD Summer Rebuilding Camp 2015

Posted April 18, 2017, by & filed under apartheid, Communities demolished, House Demolitions, Personal Experiences, Summer Camps.

ICAHD Rebuilding Camp participants next to the Israeli Apartheid Separation Wall.  Arriving in Jerusalem to join the ICAHD 2015 Summer Rebuilding Camp was an experience I shall not forget. I travelled with some hazy notions from my father who served in Palestine after the 2nd World War, and from my grandmother who visited as part of… Read more »

Jeff Halper – Trump Brings Clarity

Posted February 20, 2017, by & filed under Analysis, Articles, House Demolitions, House Demolitions, Israeli Politics, News, Peace Process.

Trump Brings Clarity Blogpost by Jeff Halper, 19 Feb 2017 Well, as in an answer to my prayers, Trump has definitively cleared the air on Israel/Palestine: Israel has been given the green light to do anything it wants, just so it doesn’t embarrass the Administration. (Trump told Netanyahu a couple weeks ago to just build… Read more »

‘A Christmas present from the UN’ – Jeff Halper comments

Posted December 30, 2016, by & filed under House Demolitions, House Rebuilding, International, Israeli Politics, News, Peace Proposals.

We can win, but we have to be smart, strategic and pro-active Jeff Halper Wow, a Christmas present from the UN! 14 of the 15 members of the Security Council passed a pretty strong resolution against settlement construction — and against the demolition of Palestinian homes. The US was the odd-man out as usual, but… Read more »

“Palestine, Year Zero” – article by Einat Weizman

Posted November 8, 2016, by & filed under Articles, House Demolitions.

– Photo: Gadi Dagon To stage a play in Israel about the Palestinian Nakba and the systemic destruction of Palestinian homes is to breech a taboo and challenge a deeply entrenched culture of repression and denial. It was no surprise then that news about the play “Palestine, Year Zero” was not well received by Israel’s… Read more »

ICAHD UK October newsletter

Posted November 3, 2016, by & filed under Communities demolished, House Demolitions, House Demolitions, House Rebuilding, News, Rebuilding Demolished Homes, Summer Camps.

Featuring news about ICAHD’s rebuilding camp for 2017, our Global Digital Photo Party for raising funds, an update on demolitions and other news, the Palestine Lobby of Parliament on 15th November, the EU’s response to BDS, a review of Israel and South Africa: The Many Faces of Apartheid ed. Ilan Pappe. Read October Newsletter

Autumn 2016 begins in rubble

Posted October 25, 2016, by & filed under House Demolitions, House Demolitions.

Rubble left in Dahmash after multiple homes were demolished in 2015

From the beginning of 2016 to mid-October, Israel has demolished 871 Palestinian structures, according to weekly totals from the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), displacing 1351 people. These alarming figures provide further fuel for ICAHD’s campaign to end home demolitions. Why is this cruel policy of house demolitions allowed to continue? Around 20,000 Palestinians hold demolition… Read more »

Kairos Britain and the World Week for Peace in Palestine and Israel

Posted September 15, 2016, by & filed under Culture, House Demolitions, UK Specific.

– As partners of the Kairos Britain initiative, we wanted to highlight this years’ World Week for Peace in Palestine and Israel (18th – 24th September 2016) by encouraging our members in the Christian faith communities to share their experiences with you. Charlotte Marshall tells us about how the Kairos call came about and what Kairos Britain and… Read more »