Linking together for human rights

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 →

Another night of fear and worry in Abu Dis

Another night of fear and worry in Abu Dis – “This is not a normal situation” Many people from Abu Dis didn’t sleep last night -there were army everywhere, clashes in the streets and tear gas all around, but also a widespread fear that the army would invade people’s homes as they have been doing night after night. The situation underlyingly is very bad, the pressures on Palestinians worse than … Read More →

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 →