Linking together for human rights

Book of Condolences for Ata Elayyan.

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CADFA will be opening a book of condolences to send to the family of Ata Elayyan, a young man from Abu Dis murdered in the terror shooting in the mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand on Friday. We mourn each and every one of the victims and renew our resolve to work for a world free of the racist hatred and incitement that led to this appalling mass murder. Ata Elayyan … Read More →

Waleed Sharaf

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Please sign the petition to FREE WALEED who is very unwell and held in Israeli prison under administrative detention (ie without a charge). Note, the picture is old and comes from one of CADFA’s human reports in 2010 when Waleed was imprisoned as a child (picture taken in prison). Petition is HERE  

Two boys from Abu Dis arrested

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Two boys from Abu Dis arrested two days ago  photographed blindfolded inside Maale Adumim police station.The arrest of Palestinian minors is a major issue. In January (out of 450 new arrests), there were 57 new young prisoners (minors) entering Ofer Jail of whom 39 were arrested in the middle of the night from their own homes. Ten were arrested on the streets. Two were arrested at military checkpoints – one … Read More →

Welcome to Abu Dis

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One of our new volunteers in Abu Dis has written a moving and interesting first blog post. We are posting it below and suggest keeping an eye on the blog: abudisvolunteers.blogspot.com. The fan is gently wafting the warm air in the bedroom of the Guest house as I write.  It is the end of our first full day in Abu Dis. Flo has arrived completing our group and Yas and I have returned … Read More →

Horrific events at Al Khan al-Ahmar

We’ve been drawing your attention for some time to the Israeli pressures on the Bedouin villages east of Abu Dis which they want to evacuate and demolish in order to expand their own settlements around Jerusalem. This is cruel, unfair,  internationally illegal and amounts to ethnic cleansing – It emphasises strongly the apartheid of the Israeli occupation. Today’s news and videos were appalling – the Israeli bulldozers moved in and … Read More →

May 2018: a terrible month in Palestine.

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The human rights report from Abu Dis, May 2018 describes a particularly terrible month in Abu Dis and Palestine as a whole, of course. The conflict moved to another stage of rawness in all the areas of racist and unequal treatment of Palestinians by the Israeli government and military. The US decision to move its embassy to Jerusalem (despite the previous international consensus against) seemed to signal a dramatic upturn … Read More →