Today we worked on constructing a large tent for a Bedouin community in the Jordan Valley area of Ain Sultan. Prior to that we toured the Jordan Valley with one of ICAHD’s political tour guides, Chaska. The hot and harsh yet beautiful landscape hides extremely ugly human rights abuses in plain sight. The Jordan Valley… Read more »
Today we have spent the entire day building so have returned home to camp all happily covered in dust, sweat and cement. After collecting boulders from nearby rubble-sites, we started to lay the dry-stone walls, which will line the front of the land, under the guidance of master-craftsman Riad. We also built up internal partition… Read more »
The supports are up. The cement is laid. Walls are starting to take form. And so our rebuilding work continues..
Here in Palestine ICAHD highlights the concrete proof of apartheid…
Second full day of the ICAHD rebuilding camp. Went to OCHA, the UN coordinating center for humanitarian affairs, for a briefing on the Occupation – restrictions on movement, the situation in Gaza and the effect of the Israeli blockade, the economic closure and controls on movement in the West Bank, Jerusalem, and in general the… Read more »
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 »
In this short video – the Occupation in 9 and a half minutes – Jeff stands on the hill above Beit Arabiya and points out the main elements of the Occupation: house demolitions, land expropriation, apartheid highways, displacement of the Bedouins, settlement construction and more.
Today was the first full day of the ICAHD rebuilding camp. After a wonderful night sleeping out in the mountains of Palestine, the cool breeze mixed with the call of the muezin at 4 am, and a hearty breakfast of falafel, humus, eggs, cheeses, zatar, fruits and strong Arabic coffee, Salim, who is hosting us… Read more »
PO Box 2030 Tel: +972-(0)54-303-9170 E-mail: email@example.com 91020 Jerusalem, Israel Website: www.icahd.org PRESS RELEASE For immediate release 19th July 2015 The Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD) has launched its thirteenth annual Rebuilding Camp on Sunday, 19 July, 2015. Twenty-four volunteers from around the world are joining with Palestinians and Israelis to rebuild… Read more »
What is genuine non-violent resistance to oppression? Let me show you. Yesterday I visited a Palestinian friend, Atta Jabar, in the West Bank, near the Israeli settlement-city of Kiryat Arba – a farmer, most of whose lands have been confiscated and lie under buried under the Jewish homes. In the first picture you see his… Read more »