The effects of house demolitions on the family

Posted July 28, 2015, by & filed under Don't Say You Did Not Know, House Demolitions, House Rebuilding, Personal Experiences, Summer Camps.

One of the many ways in which the Israeli government controls the Palestinian population – alongside the Separation Wall, water shortages, the appropriation of Palestinian land and the segregation of Palestinians living in different occupied areas – is through house demolition. Approximately 46,000 Palestinian homes have been demolished since 1967 in the Occupied Palestinian Territory and around 52,000 within the… Read more »

Save Susya from demolition

Posted July 27, 2015, by & filed under Beduin, House Demolitions, Summer Camps.

With all the attention about the imminent threat of demolition of the village of Susiya that would result in the displacement of the residents, it was important for the ICAHD camp participants to travel to the South Hebron Hills to demonstrate our solidarity with the village. We arrived early in the morning and were welcomed… Read more »

Meet the Family…

Posted July 20, 2015, by & filed under House Demolitions, House Demolitions, House Rebuilding, Summer Camps.

We started this fortnight’s rebuilding camp by seeing pictures of Salim & Arabiya’s very first house demolition in 1998 whilst we were sitting in the remains of their current house at Beit Arabiya. This was painful to hear the story of how their home was first destroyed as the family looked on, being dragged out… Read more »

“It is Mafia, not law”

Posted April 20, 2015, by & filed under House Demolitions, Personal Experiences.

A phenomenon that is absent from much of Western Europe is a fear of bulldozers. A logical absence it would seem. Yet the story is somewhat different for Palestinians living in Israel and the West Bank. I am being driven to meet a Palestinian family, Atta Jaber and his wife and four children, whose home… Read more »

Watch Al Jazeera “Inside Story” episode: Punishing the Palestinians?

Posted August 23, 2014, by & filed under House Demolitions, News.

Award-winning Al Jazeera’s “Inside Story” series has broadcast an episode focussed on Palestinian home demolitions. Presenter Shiulie Ghosh talks to Jeff Halper, Director of ICAHD, Avi Bell, a professor of law at Bar-Ilan University and a specialist in international and property law, and Bill Van Esveld, an Israel and Palestine researcher at Human Rights Watch,… Read more »

ICAHD joins appeal to Israeli Supreme Court to prevent home demolitions in Area C

Posted April 26, 2014, by & filed under House Demolitions, News.

ICAHD, in conjunction with other human rights organisations and together with the Palestinian village council of Ad-Dirat- Al-Rfaiiya, near Hebron in the West Bank, has submitted a petition to the Israeli Supreme Court to remove the planning authority in Area C of the West Bank, including the authority to demolish Palestinian homes, out of the… Read more »

Palestinian envoy blasts Israel claim in West Bank as IDF manhandle aid workers and diplomats

Posted September 20, 2013, by & filed under House Demolitions, News.

While the news of recent Palestinian-Israel negotiators’ meetings seem long gone and almost erased by the focus on their neighbours Syria and Egypt in recent weeks,Israel has been continuing apace in illegal demolitions in the Jordan Valley and in the Negev. See ICAHD UK Facebook, with its several entries in recent days. And in other… Read more »

While Beit Arabiya is rebuilt, nearby Bedouin homes within East Jerusalem are destroyed

Posted August 21, 2013, by & filed under House Demolitions, News.

On 19 August 2013, the Ministry of the Interior demolished all six residential structures of Tal eAdasa, a Bedouin community that numbers dozens, including many children. The community, part of the al-Kaiabneh tribe, lives within Jerusalemis municipal boundaries, close to the Palestinian town of Beit Hanina. In addition to the demolition, inspectors informed community members… Read more »