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 »

World Bank Report – Israeli Occupation Policies Are for Benefit of Settler Expansion

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As part of its ongoing analytical work on Palestinian trade facilitation and economic revival, the World Bank released its latest report today, entitled Movement and Access Restrictions in the West Bank: Uncertainty and Inefficiency in the Palestinian Economy. Press Release World Bank: Sustainable Palestinian economic recovery impossible under West Bank restriction system While acknowledging Israel’s… 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Court heard the second appeal of Salim and Arabiya Shawamrehis appeal to have the 15-year demolition order on the house rescinded n a permanent order under which the family has had its home demolished four times n and a permit issued by the Israeli authorities allowing them to… Read more »

Home Demolitions Continue Apace

Posted March 6, 2007, by & filed under News, UK Specific.

Home demolitions are taking place NOW in A-Tur near the A-Zaim checkpoint and Maavar Zeitim (Terminal crossing), just above the Eastern Ringroad as it comes in to the tunnel from Maale Adumim. The home is a 2-storey building. We expect there to be more than one demolition today: near the current demolition site is the… Read more »

Successful Launch of Enough! Coalition

Posted January 31, 2007, by & filed under News, UK Specific.

ICAHD UK is pleased to be a member of the Enough! Coalition, formed from UK NGOs to mark 40 years of Israel’s occupation of Palestine and to seek a united front of advocacy against the occupation. ICAHD UK was represented at the launch in the Houses of Parliament on 30th January and then later in… Read more »

Parliamentary Committee Calls for Sanctions Against Israel

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Israel-EU Trade Association Agreement MUST end, Committee says January 31st saw the publication of the report by the International Development Committee, chaired by Rt Hon Malcom Bruce, Lib Dem MP, on Development Assistance and the Occupied Palestinian Territories and states that the actions of the international community threatens the viability of a Palestinian state. The… Read more »

Report on Jeff Halper’s Visit to London

Posted January 7, 2007, by & filed under News, UK Specific.

During the last week of June, Jeff Halper, Director of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions, visited London. While in the UK, he met with Parliamentarians from all the major parties, journalists, representatives from NGOs, people from the world of business as well as from the arts and ICAHD UK supporters. A special briefing for… Read more »

Hamas respects Christian Minority

Posted December 5, 2006, by & filed under News, Palestinian Internal Politics.

Fears of a Hamas government imposing an Islamic state and Shariah Law upon Palestinians have so far proved unfounded. In a report from Bethlehem, broadcast on the BBC Sunday programme, the now tiny Christian Palestinian minority, reduced in recent years from 12% to 2% of the population, shows little apprehension about the newly elected government…. Read more »

Halper Hobnobs with a Star – Again!

Posted June 29, 2006, by & filed under ICAHD in the News, News.

Jeff Halper, Coordinator of ICAHD, who was brought up in the same town, at the same time, as a certain Robert Zimmerman, supplied the spray paint with which Roger Waters recently wrote graffiti on the Separation Wall at Bethlehem. The significance of ex-Pink Floyd star Waters’ action will only be lost on those who are… Read more »

Victory for Disinvestment by Methodists

Posted June 20, 2006, by & filed under News, UK Specific.

The Methodist Conference of the UK has voted overwhelmingly to disinvest its central funds, where appropriate after negotiation, with companies profiting from Israel’s Occupation in any way. Methodist Conference endorses principle of disinvestment from occupation Source: Palestine Solidarity Campaign The worldwide campaign for Church disinvestment from the illegal Israeli occupation of Palestine, received a major… Read more »