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 »

Will I ever be able to live like a human being?

Posted April 21, 2016, by & filed under Beduin, House Demolitions, House Demolitions, Israeli Military Actions, Personal Experiences, Study Tour Reports.

Jordan Valley bedouin farmers tell their story

– Reflections from a recent ICAHD study tour trip to the Jordan Valley – Bedouin villages in the Jordan Valley are barely clinging to life in the wake of frequent demolitions and water deprivation. Arriving at the tented community of Khirbet al-Makhul, we were invited into the home of a Bedouin herding family. Although we had… Read more »

Take Action Now – Write to your MP!

Posted March 5, 2016, by & filed under Contact your politicians, Don't Say You Did Not Know, House Demolitions, House Demolitions, UK Specific.

A demolition of the Bedouin village of Al-Araqib in 2014

– A demolition of the Bedouin village of Al-Araqib in 2014, which has to date been razed more than 90 times. Photo with thanks to Rabbi Arik Ascherman.  – March 2016 Within the first eight weeks of this year over 440 Palestinians (a majority of whom were children) were displaced from their homes – equivalent to… Read more »

March 2016 – Demolitions and protests

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bedouin school demolished

– This picture shows a Palestinian school teacher continuing lessons despite the only remaining school for Bedouin children being demolished on February 21st in Abu al-Nuwaar in the occupied West Bank. Photo thanks to Ma’an News. Today, 5th March, would have been our friend and colleague Hashem Al Azzeh’s birthday, had he not been killed… Read more »

Summary of Israeli violations on demolitions and displacements

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Rubble left in Dahmash after multiple homes were demolished in 2015

– February, 2016 The Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD) is a human rights and peace organization established in 1997 to end Israel’s Occupation over the Palestinians. Its main focus is Israel’s policy of demolishing Palestinian homes in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT) and in Israel proper. Nothing demonstrates the existence of one (apartheid) state… Read more »

Reflections on the ICAHD Summer Rebuilding Camp 2015

Posted February 1, 2016, by & filed under General, House Demolitions, House Demolitions, House Rebuilding, Opinion, Summer Camps.

Participants from the ICAHD rebuilding camp for internationals

Arriving in Jerusalem to join the 2015 ICAHD 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 a church group in 1966 plus some academic ideas from… Read more »

A British Volunteer with Project Hope Tells the Story of a Recent Punitive Demolition in Nablus

Posted December 7, 2015, by & filed under General, House Demolitions, House Demolitions, Israeli Military Actions, Personal Experiences.

On 12th November, the family home of Ragheb ‘Oleiwy was demolished in Nablus, in one of the first demolitions using explosives rather than the more time and cost-intensive use of bulldozers. Ragheb, an engineer, was accused of killing two settlers on the road from Beit Forik near Nablus at the start of October 2015. He… Read more »

DAHMASH: No place like home

Posted August 22, 2015, by & filed under Don't Say You Did Not Know, House Demolitions, House Demolitions, House Rebuilding, Israeli Military Actions, Personal Experiences, Summer Camps.

Jean Riesman, an American ICAHD rebuilding camp participant, provides more insight into the demolitions in Dahmash, a ‘unrecognized’ community within the state of Israel where every home is slated for demolition. DAHMASH: NO PLACE LIKE HOME Debris from the houses demolished in April in the Palestinian-Israeli community of Dahmash still sat next to the newly,… Read more »

Visiting Dahmash, within the state of Israel

Posted July 30, 2015, by & filed under Don't Say You Did Not Know, House Demolitions, House Demolitions, Personal Experiences, Summer Camps.

Internationals here for ICAHD’s annual rebuilding camp heard another sad story when they visited Dahmash, an area located between Lod and Ramle within Israel. “The situation here is no different to that in the Occupied Palestine Territory,” said Arafat Ishmael, head of the Lod Popular Resistance Committee, when he described the racist policies that they… 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 »