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Here you will find links to articles reporting important news related to house demolitions in Palestine, as well as occasional commentary and analysis offered by ICAHD-USA members and contributors.

DID YOU KNOW?

More than 131,000 Palestinian homes have been demolished in Israel and the Occupied Palestine Territory (OPT) since 1947.

View statistics and history here.

In 2021, ICAHD analysis revealed that 937 structures were demolished and 1,119 people displaced in the OPT with a further 12,658 people directly affected. 3004 structures were demolished in the negev/Naqab - 431 homes and 2553 agricultural and livelihood structures.

View maps here.


3 October 2022 – The Real Escalation Is the Destruction of Palestinian Space 

“Because the shattering of Palestinian space is a planned, calculated process that spans successive governments, it’s only natural that every stage of it is more sophisticated and more destructive than its predecessor and crosses some line that wasn’t crossed in the previous stage.” 

28 September 2022 – ‘Every day is worse than the one before’: A Palestinian Community Fights for Survival

“Faced with the demolition of their home, livestock pens and other structures, one family is preparing to relocate into the cave before winter comes. ‘We have no choice,’ said Mohammed Ayoub, the head of an extended family of 17. ‘We have been sleeping in the village clinic since our home was destroyed, but we have to find an alternative.'”

21 September 2022 – An Open Letter to American-Jewish Intellectuals

“In an unpublished 1989 letter, Palestinian American scholar Edward Said calls on his Jewish counterparts to take a stance against Israel’s abuses of Palestinians. Edward Said wrote this open letter in 1989, but decided it would be too incendiary to publish. It is appearing here in print for the first time, with introductions by Nubar Hovsepian and Peter Beinart.”

21 September 2022 – Rashida Tlaib Reignites Democrate Family Feud Over Israel

“Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) is facing heat from her own Democratic colleagues on Wednesday one day after stating ‘that among progressives, it has become clear that you cannot claim to hold progressive values, yet back Israel’s apartheid government.’ Tlaib made the remark, first reported by The Jerusalem Post, at an online seminar held by Americans for Justice in Palestine Action and co-sponsored by American Muslims for Palestine. Within hours of the article posting, her fellow Democrats began to respond by condemning her suggestion that progressivism and pro-Israel policies cannot co-exist.”