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 »