Linking together for human rights

Save the homes at Jabal al-Baba

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CADFA press release 17/11/17 CADFA is extremely concerned at the sudden news that the villagers of Jabal al-Baba have been suddenly been told by the Israeli army that they must leave the area within the next week  This is part of Israel’s effort to free up land for expansion of Israeli settlements in the controversial “E1” area around Jerusalem.  All settlements on occupied land are illegal under international law – and … Read More →

Abu Dis students seeking links with Camden students…

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From a students’ group at Dar Assadaqa, Abu Dis (translated from the Arabic) (from the CADFA student blog) We are university students from Al Quds University have just joined the twinning club at Dar Assadaqa. We live in a very difficult situation and we don’t think can be the same situation in universities in other countries. We think it must be difficult to imagine the situation the Israeli occupation are … Read More →

Rebuild the school the Israelis have demolished.

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Please sign our petition, which we have written to Alistair Burt, Minister of State for the Middle East. “We are outraged to hear of the destruction of a nursery school by the Israeli army and ask you urgently to raise this with the Israelis – the school should be rebuilt and the children and their education protected! Sad messages from parents say that the children were looking forward to the … Read More →

Young life lost

محمد خلف لافي

Today was a terrible day in Palestine and several young people were killed by Israeli soldiers and settlers. Among them, a young man from Abu Dis, a towjehi (A level) student, was shot and killed by an Israeli soldier in the middle of Abu Dis today and buried this evening. Mohammed was a good student at the Arab Institute School in Abu Dis, and apparently only yesterday heard that he … Read More →

Worrying about today in Jerusalem.

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Worrying about today in Jerusalem. Anyone who has been to Hebron – for example on a CADFA visit to Palestine – knows the bad situation with the Ibrahimi Mosque closed off with Israeli army checkpoints and turnstiles and searches and metal detectors This is what the Israelis are trying to do to the Al Aqsa in Jerusalem – already it’s hard for Palestinians to get to the city with walls, … Read More →

Worried about those school children

اعقال عبد جمل ربيع ابوديس 25-1-2017

The March 2017 human rights report from Abu Dis (attached here) is a depressing read – We started collecting monthly reports over ten years ago, and  it is terrible to see the on-going catalogue of human rights violations every month. This month, the effects of the occupation on the school children seem particularly worrying. The young people are right in the face of the military on their way to school.  In March, all secondary-age boys … Read More →