HELP SAVE HOMES from demolition in Silwan

Posted September 16, 2012, by & filed under Articles, House Demolitions.

Help save homes from imminent demolition in Silwan, East Jerusalem. Join us in supporting War on Wantas campaign to stop Palestinians from losing their homes slated to be cleared in order to build a tourist attraction. Please visit War on Wantas website and simply fill in the form for a letter that will be sent… Read more »

El-Araqib Bedouin village destroyed for 12th time since July

Posted February 6, 2011, by & filed under House Demolitions, News.

Tuesday February 1st, was the 12th time since July that the Israeli Government destroyed the entire village of El-Araqib in the last six months. Only a day after the last total demolition of the village. It is difficult to describe in words the brutality involved in these ongoing demolitions. For the last three days there… Read more »

Focus on farmer with four times demolished home

Posted September 29, 2010, by & filed under House Demolitions, News.

“Meet Ata Jaber, a farmer whose house outside Hebron has been destroyed four times by settlers but who rebuilds and hangs on, rarely leaving his property, because he has no choice but to defend his livelihood and ancestral lands for the sake of his children.” So begins an article based on interviews with Jaber by… Read more »

Sharp Increase in Demolitions and Displacement in West Bank – UN report

Posted August 17, 2010, by & filed under Articles, House Demolitions.

As Jeff Halper releases a profoundly disturbing analysis about the sharp increase leading up to Ramadan of house demolitions and the all-encompassing ‘invisible yet Kafkaesque system of total control and intimidation’ of Palestinians’ existence by the Israeli machine of oppression, the UN OCHA have published their own report detailing the acceleration of demolition activity: Follow… Read more »

The Home Demolition Virus Continues to Spread

Posted August 6, 2010, by & filed under Articles, House Demolitions.

We reported in an earlier article, Is the House Demolitions Virus Spreading Abroad? on house demolitions in Libya and Mexico being imposed on minority groups. In the article below, Amnesty International reports on threatened evictions and house demolitions of Roma in Belgrade, capital of Serbia. Again, this seems to be reflecting Jeff Halper’s consistent warning… Read more »

Protesters to defy court ban from Sheikh Jarrah

Posted June 4, 2010, by & filed under Articles, House Demolitions.

ICAHD has been organising weekly protests every Friday against the home demolitions happening in Sheikh Jarrah. Recently activists have been arrested and banned by the Jerusalem court from the neighbourhood in which they were protesting. They are planning to defy that ban today (Friday, 4th June). Below is a report by Sahar Vardi, an ICAHD… Read more »

Is the House Demolitions Virus Spreading Abroad?

Posted April 29, 2010, by & filed under Articles, House Demolitions.

Amnesty International campaigns are highlighting the cases and threats of home demolitions in Libya and Mexico. The home demolitions and evictions of families of Tabu origin in Libya are at the hands of the authorities, along with other forms of oppression and discrimination such as refused renewal or extension of indentification documents. A study of… Read more »

Days of Waiting – Impending House Demolitions in Silwan

Posted March 16, 2009, by & filed under House Demolitions, News.

The Municipality of Jerusalem continued its discriminatory and aggressive zoning and planning policies by issuing demolition orders for two large apartment buildings in Silwanis Al Abbasiyya neighborhood on March 5th, 2009. The thirty-four families living in the two buildings were given just 10 days to evacuate their homes, before a demolition scheduled for any time… Read more »