Some 14,000 Palestinians lost their residency between 1967 and 2010, with half of those revocations taking place after 2006, ICAHD
reports that over 24,000 homes in the Occupied Territories have been razed by the IDF since 1967.
Participating organisations: Gush Shalom, Combatants for Peace, Coalition of Women for Peace, ICAHD
- The Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions, Bat Shalom, Bat Tzafon for Peace and Equality, Balad, Hadash, Adalah, Tarabut- Hithabrut, Physicians for Human Rights - Israel, AIC - The Alternative Information Center, Psychoactive - Mental Health Workers for Human Rights, ActiveStills, The Students Coalition (Tel Aviv University), New Profile, MachsomWatch, PCATI - The Public Committee Against Torture in Israel, Yesh Gvul, Gisha, Local Television on the Internet, Committee for Israeli-Palestinian Dialogue, "On the Left Side", and Faculty for Palestinian-Israeli Peace (Israel).
The need for shelter is stronger than any of the deterrent measures imposed by the Municipality," says Dr Meir Margolit, field co-ordinator for ICAHD
As a result a large part of the work of both B'Tselem and ICAHD
is to provide information and campaigns that overcome this ignorance.
Devorah Brous, Manager of the ICAHD
work camp, declares:
The family decided to rebuild their home and, with the help of ICAHD
activists, it was finished in August 1998.
Amos Gvirtz, an ICAHD
organizer, and Atta Jabber, cousin of Fayez, exchanged head coverings - Israeli hat and Palestinian kaffieh (traditional cloth).
According to the ICAHD
Palestinians represent 30% of Jerusalem's population but only reside in 7% of its lands, and are responsible for 40% of tax revenue and receive 8% of its spending.
State Department, including its 1948 consular office in Jerusalem; Amnesty International; authors such as Chris Hedges and Jonathan Cook; Israeli nongovernmental organizations B'Tselem, ICAHD
and Zochrot; and other scholars, writers, diplomats and wise observers with deep experience in the region.
Halper, 'The Key to Peace: Dismantling the Matrix of Control', ICAHD
The announcement comes on the heels of 16 new demolitions in the Jerusalem area this morning, including the home of Salim Shawamreh, an ICAHD