Statement signed by unions and civil society organisations including ICAHD UK calls on the British Government to take action over Israel’s ethnic cleansing of neighbourhoods in occupied East Jerusalem

Posted May 6, 2021, by & filed under News.

Statement calls on British Government, public bodies and civil society to recognise the laws of Israel to be inherently discriminatory Comes as over 1,500 Palestinians face threat of home demolitions in occupied East Jerusalem and Israel’s attempt to evict more families from the Palestinian neighbour of Sheikh Jarrah A statement signed by 14 British unions… Read more »

April 2021 Demolition and Displacement Report

Posted May 4, 2021, by & filed under News.

Demolitions & Displacement in the occupied West Bank (including occupied East Jerusalem) and within the state of Israel April 2021 Report 3 April 5 April 6 April 7 April 8 April 12 April 19 April 20 April 28 April Summary Notes: 1  There are four categories of demolitions: Punitive demolitions: Houses demolished as punishment for… Read more »

Our campaign intensifies but there are “cracks in the wall”

Posted April 28, 2021, by & filed under News.

Palestinians are experiencing a tightening grip over nearly every aspect of their lives. Demolitions and displacements are at record numbers as Israel seeks to solidify its control of East Jerusalem and the West Bank. Construction of settler housing units races ahead; brutal settler attacks increase; 230 Palestinian children have been arrested since the beginning of… Read more »

Resisting the Demolitions in Palestine: A BDS Handbook (2021 Update)

Posted April 27, 2021, by & filed under News.

This book is dedicated to 24-year-old Harun Abu Aram, who was shot through the neck at close range by an Israeli soldier on 1 January 2021. Harun had been trying to prevent the occupation forces from confiscating an electricity generator in his village of Ar-Rakeez in Yatta, South Hebron Hills. As villagers tried to rush… Read more »

Statistics on House / Structure Demolitions – November 1947-March 2021

Posted April 26, 2021, by & filed under News.

ICAHD estimates that about 52,000 Palestinian homes were demolished in the Naqba (Source: Walid Khalidi, All that Remains: The Palestinian Villages Occupied and Depopulated by Israel in 1948. Washington DC: Institute for Palestine Studies, 2006) and another 56,500 in the Occupied Territory since 1967, based on information gleaned from the Israeli Ministry of Interior, the… Read more »

ICAHD UK Webinar – Demolition and Eviction Flash Points in East Jerusalem

Posted April 23, 2021, by & filed under News.

Wednesday 12th May 2021         5.00-6.15pm (UK time) with Jeff Halper interviewing residents from Silwan and Sheikh Jarrah   The campaign concerning house demolitions and displacement continues on both the activist and political levels. Israel’s ongoing intention to Judaize all of historic Palestine has been relentless even during the Coronavirus pandemic that has had a devastating… Read more »

Israel’s Demolition of Palestinian Homes: A Fact Sheet

Posted April 20, 2021, by & filed under News.

The extent of the destruction since 1948: at least 130,000 homes and other structures (farm buildings, reservoirs, mosques, community buildings, schools, etc.) In what became Israel during the Nakba of 1948 and in its wake: 52,000 homes, more than 530 entire villages, towns and urban areas.[i] The systematic demolition of Palestinian homes, mosques and other… Read more »

JNF, Do Not Evict the Sumain Family – History of the Campaign

Posted April 15, 2021, by & filed under News.

Israeli Supreme Court Stays Eviction of Palestinian Family from East Jerusalem Home (Press Release on 6 August 2020) Eviction of the Sumarin family from Silwan, occupied East Jerusalem, stayed after Israeli court declares it will hear their appeal Decision follows international campaign by Sumarin Coalition 69MPs had signed Early Day Motion 529, condemning the unjust… Read more »