Youth Against Settlements

Posted July 31, 2015, by & filed under House Rebuilding, Settlements, Summer Camps.

We are grateful to Youth Against Settlements who gave us an explanation yesterday of life in the H2 section of Hebron – of not being allowed to walk in certain streets (Shuhada Street being the prime example) and having to walk through the cemetery whilst settlers get to use the roads and pavements. Plus there… 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 »

Save Susya from demolition

Posted July 27, 2015, by & filed under Beduin, House Demolitions, Summer Camps.

With all the attention about the imminent threat of demolition of the village of Susiya that would result in the displacement of the residents, it was important for the ICAHD camp participants to travel to the South Hebron Hills to demonstrate our solidarity with the village. We arrived early in the morning and were welcomed… Read more »

Political tour of the Jordan Valley

Posted July 26, 2015, by & filed under Beduin, House Rebuilding, Summer Camps.

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 »

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 »

Press Release – ICAHD 188th Rebuilding Starts in the West Bank 19.07.15

Posted July 19, 2015, by & filed under House Rebuilding, Rebuilding Demolished Homes, Summer Camps.

PO Box 2030 Tel: +972-(0)54-303-9170 E-mail: jeff@icahd.org 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 »

ICAHD INTO 2015

Posted May 16, 2015, by & filed under Opinion.

  Well, we started last year’s January newsletter on an encouraging note. “Let’s begin with the good news,” I wrote, “2014 will likely mark the beginning of the end of the Israeli Occupation.” I wrote that in the wake of the likely – and finally definite – end of Kerry’s ill-fated attempt to broker yet… Read more »

This place is a fear factory

Posted April 19, 2015, by & filed under Israeli Politics, Opinion, Personal Experiences.

Interview with Ruth Edmonds   How have you got to the point in life that you’re at now – conducting tours, representing people in Palestine as an advocate? Ruth Edmonds (RE): Jeff Halper will say that I used to turn up at the office all the time so they gave me something to do! I… Read more »