Will I ever be able to live like a human being?

Posted April 21, 2016, by & filed under Beduin, House Demolitions, House Demolitions, Israeli Military Actions, Personal Experiences, Study Tour Reports.

Jordan Valley bedouin farmers tell their story

– Reflections from a recent ICAHD study tour trip to the Jordan Valley – Bedouin villages in the Jordan Valley are barely clinging to life in the wake of frequent demolitions and water deprivation. Arriving at the tented community of Khirbet al-Makhul, we were invited into the home of a Bedouin herding family. Although we had… 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 »

Take Action Now – Write to your MP!

Posted March 5, 2016, by & filed under Contact your politicians, Don't Say You Did Not Know, House Demolitions, House Demolitions, UK Specific.

A demolition of the Bedouin village of Al-Araqib in 2014

– A demolition of the Bedouin village of Al-Araqib in 2014, which has to date been razed more than 90 times. Photo with thanks to Rabbi Arik Ascherman.  – March 2016 Within the first eight weeks of this year over 440 Palestinians (a majority of whom were children) were displaced from their homes – equivalent to… Read more »

Summary of Israeli violations on demolitions and displacements

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Rubble left in Dahmash after multiple homes were demolished in 2015

– February, 2016 The Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD) is a human rights and peace organization established in 1997 to end Israel’s Occupation over the Palestinians. Its main focus is Israel’s policy of demolishing Palestinian homes in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT) and in Israel proper. Nothing demonstrates the existence of one (apartheid) state… Read more »

Palestinian (and Israeli) women who inspire

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Muntaha Saad with members of the family

– Muntaha Saad (bottom right) with her husband and three of her children, taken during the November 2015 study tour. For International Women’s Day 2016, we invited previous ICAHD study tour participants to reflect on Palestinian (and in one case Israeli) women who have left an impression on them.   These women are forced to start again somehow… I… Read more »

Reflections on the ICAHD Summer Rebuilding Camp 2015

Posted February 1, 2016, by & filed under House Demolitions, House Demolitions, House Rebuilding, Opinion, Summer Camps, Uncategorized.

Participants from the ICAHD rebuilding camp for internationals

Arriving in Jerusalem to join the 2015 ICAHD Summer Rebuilding Camp was an experience I shall not forget. I travelled with some hazy notions from my father who served in Palestine after the 2nd world war, and from my Grandmother who visited as part of a church group in 1966 plus some academic ideas from… Read more »

Bedouins under threat – February 2016

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Abu Nawar in 2015

– Image credit : MAP In a familiar story, the Bedouin village of Abu Nuwar have had their homes, structures and toilets demolished this January, then their replacement donated tents have since been routinely and arbitrarily confiscated through ongoing harassment by the IDF. During this time Bedouin crops have also been obliterated by government representatives… Read more »

Where are we headed in Israel/Palestine? ICAHD UK Conference 2016

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Salma Karmi Ayyoub, Khalil AlAmour, Jeff Halper, & Anthony Lerman

– Salma Karmi Ayyoub, Khalil AlAmour, Jeff Halper, & Anthony Lerman speaking at our 2015 annual conference. ICAHD 2016 AGM and Conference – Where are we headed in Israel/Palestine? DOWNLOAD THE FLYER HERE    After Israel destroyed the two-state solution what remains is unadulterated apartheid: Israeli Jews ruling over an entire Palestinian people with no national or… Read more »

Report of the Summer Rebuilding Camp 2015

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– The former Fhadad family home, only partially rebuilt after being self-demolished. This house rebuilding project, the 12th such camp carried out by ICAHD, ran from July 19th – August 3rd 2015. Twenty international volunteers from Finland, USA, Germany, UK, Australia supported by Palestinian and Israeli activists with a Palestinian team of professional builders, created… Read more »