Steadfastness in the Jordan Valley – Three years since the Khalet Makhul demolitions

Posted September 14, 2016, by & filed under Beduin, Communities demolished, House Demolitions, ICAHD reports, Personal Experiences, Water.

Water collected in barrels

The 16th of September 2016 will mark three years since the village of Khalet Makhul was demolished, and so we thought it a good opportunity to raise awareness of this community, by highlighting a report from one of the families who have steadfastly remained to share a little of their story: At 05:00, morning of 16th… Read more »

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 »

March 2016 – Demolitions and protests

Posted March 5, 2016, by & filed under Beduin, Contact your politicians, House Demolitions, ICAHD in the News.

bedouin school demolished

– This picture shows a Palestinian school teacher continuing lessons despite the only remaining school for Bedouin children being demolished on February 21st in Abu al-Nuwaar in the occupied West Bank. Photo thanks to Ma’an News. Today, 5th March, would have been our friend and colleague Hashem Al Azzeh’s birthday, had he not been killed… Read more »

Bedouins under threat – February 2016

Posted February 1, 2016, by & filed under Beduin, Don't Say You Did Not Know, House Demolitions.

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 »

Celebrating non-violent resistance on Martin Luther King day, 2016

Posted January 18, 2016, by & filed under Beduin, Personal Experiences, Study Tour Reports.

Bulldozers in the Negev Desert November 2015

January 18th, 2016 – Martin Luther King Jr. day On a recent 11-day tour of Israel and the West Bank, under the aegis of ICAHD, many instances of the worsening situation for Palestinians were witnessed. People who had visited the region before said they had never seen the Palestinians so despondent. The impunity with which… Read more »

Save Susya from demolition

Posted July 27, 2015, by & filed under Beduin, House Demolitions, Summer Camps.

With all the attention about the imminent threat of demolition of the village of Susiya that would result in the displacement of the residents, it was important for the ICAHD camp participants to travel to the South Hebron Hills to demonstrate our solidarity with the village. We arrived early in the morning and were welcomed… Read more »

Political tour of the Jordan Valley

Posted July 26, 2015, by & filed under Beduin, House Rebuilding, Summer Camps.

Today we worked on constructing a large tent for a Bedouin community in the Jordan Valley area of Ain Sultan. Prior to that we toured the Jordan Valley with one of ICAHD’s political tour guides, Chaska. The hot and harsh yet beautiful landscape hides extremely ugly human rights abuses in plain sight. The Jordan Valley… Read more »

Horrific demolitions in the village of Attir Im el Hiran

Posted June 25, 2007, by & filed under Beduin, News.

On Monday, 25th June, the Israeli Government demolished 25 homes of Bedouins in the Negev, leaving over 150 men women and children homeless in the scorching desert. The government of Israel moved the family of Abu el Qian away from their ancestral lands in 1956, and placed them where they are now n in the… Read more »