Born to Demolish

Posted April 16, 2008, by & filed under Articles, House Demolitions.

It was another of those routine tragedies that are never publicized. At eight in the morning we at ICAHD (the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions) received a call that the Border Police, Israeli police and Jerusalem Municipality bulldozers were massing below the Palestinian village of Anata, poised to begin another day of home demolitions. (Link… Read more »

Home Rebuilt in 2007 Camp Demolished. ICAHD Coordinator Arrested Resisting Demolition

Posted April 2, 2008, by & filed under House Demolitions, News.

News came in from ICAHD this morning that the Hamdan family home, rebuilt during the 2007 Constructing Peace Summer Camp, has been demolished. Jeff Halper, founder and Coordinator of ICAHD, was arrested for attempting to resist the demolition, but released soon after. We understand at this point in time that no charges will be pressed… Read more »

Another Call to Act – to Save a Threatened Village

Posted September 23, 2007, by & filed under House Demolitions, News.

“At first sight, Al-Nu’eman seems a peaceful village: 22 homes, surrounded by fruit trees and olive orchards, on a beautiful hill between Jerusalem and Bethlehem. Within a few years, however, very little of this may be left. Unless people take action, this village will most likely disappear. Israeli courts may rule yet again that the… Read more »

Municipality Tears Down East Jerusalem Care Center for Disabled Children

Posted May 10, 2007, by & filed under House Demolitions, News.

The Jerusalem municipality destroyed a building in east Jerusalem on Tuesday that served as a residence for handicapped children. The center, in the Wadi Joz neighborhood in the city’s north, was destroyed after the District Court declared it illegal. The Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD) said seven children and two caregivers were asleep at… Read more »

BEIT ARABIYA THREATENED WITH DEMOLITION FOR THE FIFTH TIME!

Posted April 29, 2007, by & filed under House Demolitions, News.

On February 7, 2007, the Israeli Supreme Court heard the second appeal of Salim and Arabiya Shawamrehis appeal to have the 15-year demolition order on the house rescinded n a permanent order under which the family has had its home demolished four times n and a permit issued by the Israeli authorities allowing them to… Read more »