Protesters to defy court ban from Sheikh Jarrah

Posted June 4, 2010, by & filed under Articles, House Demolitions.

ICAHD has been organising weekly protests every Friday against the home demolitions happening in Sheikh Jarrah. Recently activists have been arrested and banned by the Jerusalem court from the neighbourhood in which they were protesting. They are planning to defy that ban today (Friday, 4th June). Below is a report by Sahar Vardi, an ICAHD… Read more »

Is the House Demolitions Virus Spreading Abroad?

Posted April 29, 2010, by & filed under Articles, House Demolitions.

Amnesty International campaigns are highlighting the cases and threats of home demolitions in Libya and Mexico. The home demolitions and evictions of families of Tabu origin in Libya are at the hands of the authorities, along with other forms of oppression and discrimination such as refused renewal or extension of indentification documents. A study of… Read more »

Days of Waiting – Impending House Demolitions in Silwan

Posted March 16, 2009, by & filed under House Demolitions, News.

The Municipality of Jerusalem continued its discriminatory and aggressive zoning and planning policies by issuing demolition orders for two large apartment buildings in Silwanis Al Abbasiyya neighborhood on March 5th, 2009. The thirty-four families living in the two buildings were given just 10 days to evacuate their homes, before a demolition scheduled for any time… Read more »

Born to Demolish

Posted April 16, 2008, by & filed under Articles, House Demolitions.

It was another of those routine tragedies that are never publicized. At eight in the morning we at ICAHD (the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions) received a call that the Border Police, Israeli police and Jerusalem Municipality bulldozers were massing below the Palestinian village of Anata, poised to begin another day of home demolitions. (Link… Read more »

Home Rebuilt in 2007 Camp Demolished. ICAHD Coordinator Arrested Resisting Demolition

Posted April 2, 2008, by & filed under House Demolitions, News.

News came in from ICAHD this morning that the Hamdan family home, rebuilt during the 2007 Constructing Peace Summer Camp, has been demolished. Jeff Halper, founder and Coordinator of ICAHD, was arrested for attempting to resist the demolition, but released soon after. We understand at this point in time that no charges will be pressed… Read more »

Another Call to Act – to Save a Threatened Village

Posted September 23, 2007, by & filed under House Demolitions, News.

“At first sight, Al-Nu’eman seems a peaceful village: 22 homes, surrounded by fruit trees and olive orchards, on a beautiful hill between Jerusalem and Bethlehem. Within a few years, however, very little of this may be left. Unless people take action, this village will most likely disappear. Israeli courts may rule yet again that the… Read more »

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 »