‘A Christmas present from the UN’ – Jeff Halper comments

Posted December 30, 2016, by & filed under House Demolitions, House Rebuilding, International, Israeli Politics, News, Peace Proposals.

We can win, but we have to be smart, strategic and pro-active Jeff Halper Wow, a Christmas present from the UN! 14 of the 15 members of the Security Council passed a pretty strong resolution against settlement construction — and against the demolition of Palestinian homes. The US was the odd-man out as usual, but… Read more »

ICAHD UK December News

Posted December 24, 2016, by & filed under News, Settlements.

Picture: A Palestinian man demolishes his own home in Jerusalem after receiving a demolition order related to a lack of proper permits. Picture credit:  (File photo Sliman Khader/Flash90). The theme of the newsletter is ‘Think of Palestine This Christmas’, and it includes: Increasing pace of demolitions in 2016 Election of Donald Trump Jeff Halper on the… Read more »

Thoughts from Israel/Palestine, November 2016

Posted December 5, 2016, by & filed under Articles, News, Study Tour Reports.

Thoughts from Israel/Palestine, November 2016 – John Hastings-Thomson Some years ago someone coined the phrase “The Land that once was Holy.” As one sees the eight metre-high separation wall between Israel and the West Bank winding through the streets of Bethlehem, it is easy to be drawn in by that thought. To stand at Checkpoint… Read more »

ICAHD UK October newsletter

Posted November 3, 2016, by & filed under Communities demolished, House Demolitions, House Demolitions, House Rebuilding, News, Rebuilding Demolished Homes, Summer Camps.

Featuring news about ICAHD’s rebuilding camp for 2017, our Global Digital Photo Party for raising funds, an update on demolitions and other news, the Palestine Lobby of Parliament on 15th November, the EU’s response to BDS, a review of Israel and South Africa: The Many Faces of Apartheid ed. Ilan Pappe. Read October Newsletter

Autumn 2016 begins in rubble

Posted October 25, 2016, by & filed under House Demolitions, House Demolitions.

Rubble left in Dahmash after multiple homes were demolished in 2015

From the beginning of 2016 to mid-October, Israel has demolished 871 Palestinian structures, according to weekly totals from the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), displacing 1351 people. These alarming figures provide further fuel for ICAHD’s campaign to end home demolitions. Why is this cruel policy of house demolitions allowed to continue? Around 20,000 Palestinians hold demolition… Read more »

A visit to Aida Refugee Camp

Posted June 9, 2016, by & filed under Personal Experiences, Refugees, Study Tour Reports.

ICAHD - Wall at Aida Refugee Camp

For Refugee Week 2016, we wanted to highlight the plight of the largest group of refugees in the world (numbering approximately 6 million), and our call for the Right of Return by sharing some reflections from a recent study tour visit to Aida Refugee Camp, established in 1950 close to Bethlehem, Palestine, and home to more… Read more »

Water is life, and clean water means health

Posted March 21, 2016, by & filed under Personal Experiences, Water.

Ma'ale Adummin swimming pool

For World Water Day – 22nd March 2016 – we invited one of our study tour participants to reflect on how Palestinians living under occupation are affected by water… Many – far too many – tourists to Israel spend their whole time in a ‘tourist bubble’. They never meet Palestinians; they have no idea about what is… Read more »