Stop the bulldozers –> https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/…/jason-greenblatt-stop-di… Since January, Israel has accelerated displacement of the 300,000 Palestinians in Area C of the West Bank. First up: The Jahalin Bedouin refugees, living near Jerusalem since the ‘50s. Jason Greenblatt, Trump’s envoy, has demonstrated a remarkable ability to listen. To general surprise, he has significantly …Read More »
By Bill Van Esveld 4/10/15 at 5:07 PM A Palestinian Bedouin man prays on October 27, 2014, beside his former home that Israeli bulldozers demolished near the Jewish settlement of Karmel, in the village of Um Alkhier near the West Bank city of Hebron. Mussa Qawasma/Reuters On April 1, Palestine …Read More »
https://socialandlegalstudies.wordpress.com/2017/03/09/al-khan-al-ahmar-international-law-and-the-paradox-of-hope/#more-239 Al Khan al Ahmar, international law and the paradox of hope Alice Panepinto Research Fellow, University of Warwick, UK http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/law/people/alice_panepinto/ Imagine living day after day unsure of when your home will be demolished. That will most likely mean having to quickly move elsewhere out of necessity, not out of …Read More »
March 2017: BADIL releases the legal study Coercive Environments: Israel’s forcible transfer of Palestinians in the occupied territory; an examination of systematic Israeli practices and policies creating a coercive environment leading to the forcible transfer of Palestinians today. http://www.badil.org/phocadownloadpap/badil-new/publications/research/in-focus/FT-Coercive-Environments.pdf Understanding the scale and enduring nature of the forced displacement and …Read More »
March 2017: UN OCHA: Tightening of coercive environment on Bedouin communities around Ma’ale Adumim settlement
https://www.ochaopt.org/content/monthly-humanitarian-bulletin-february-2017 Posted on March 11, 2017 as part of The Monthly Humanitarian Bulletin | February 2017 Since the beginning of 2017, a number of developments have generated additional pressure on Palestinian Bedouin communities located within and around the area designated by the Israeli authorities for the E1 settlement plan and …Read More »
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: AIDA (Assoc. Intnl. Development Agencies): Israel Threatens Imminent Demolition of Entire Palestinian Community
Jerusalem, 10 March, 2017 A Palestinian Bedouin community is at imminent risk of forcible transfer, a grave breach of the Fourth Geneva Convention, if the Israeli government acts on military orders to demolish an entire village in the Occupied West Bank, as early as this Sunday. A coalition of over …Read More »
Mr Friedman, where do you stand on demolition of Palestinian village and school alongside Israeli settlement?
http://mondoweiss.net/2017/03/demolition-palestinian-settlement/ An open letter to Donald Trump’s nominee to be ambassador to Israel. David Friedman, esq. Nominee for U.S. Ambassador to Israel Dear Mr. Friedman, I am writing with urgency. I have asked my Senators Feinstein and Harris to forward my questions to you and request your reply. I am …Read More »
A Worthy Sacrifice for a Judeo-Samarian: The demolitions of Palestinian structures are easy prey. The horns of the altar shout: More. Harder. Bigger. It is not enough to destroy, people must be evicted, driven out, uprooted.
http://www.haaretz.com/opinion/.premium-1.776072 AMIRA HASS writes in Haaretz (9.3.2017) about the Jahalin and planned demolition of Al Khan al Ahmar: “The newspaper reported: The Civil Administration converted the stop-work orders into demolition orders for some 150 structures in the Jahalin community in Khan al-Ahmar (the village whose school is made of tires). …Read More »
Text of a letter from Members of the European Parliament aiming to save the 2-state solution and Palestinian viability
Subject: URGENT LETTER: Imminent risk of demolitions in the West Bank. Dear colleagues, Due to the imminent risk of demolitions of E1 and Susiya vulnerable communities in the West Bank, scheduled for next Sunday 12 March, I hereby propose a letter to be addressed to the HRVP Mogherini and EEAS. …Read More »
The European Parliament’s Delegation for relations with Palestine urged the EU to act urgently and decisively to prevent the demolition of Khan Al-Ahmar, a Bedouin refugee community in Palestine’s West Bank. “The Delegation has visited Khan Al-Ahmar recently whilst on mission to Palestine and met the community there. 140 people, …Read More »