Linking together for human rights

May 2018: a terrible month in Palestine.

رمضان شهر أيار

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 →

House invasion by the military in the early hours.

This was another month pressure on people in Abu Dis in the context of a turbulent and often violent context across the West Bank as a whole. The photo here is of Israeli army vehicles as soldiers invaded a house in the night time. The human rights repor from February 2018 is is available here.  

The army always in the town

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Report from Abu Dis in January here. The picture is of Israeli soldiers in the town, passing a house that they destroyed around three years ago (they have not permitted its rebuilding or demolition, and a family with children live below it) and going towards the  Cliff Hotel – Palestinian property which was taken over by the Israeli army – next to the Separation Wall.        

September 2017 Human Rights report from Abu Dis

schools street 20-9-2017

This month the human rights violations against people in Abu Dis and Palestine continued in a way that has become routine. People are trying to get on with their lives in a normal way but their lives are systematically interrupted by movement restrictions, separation from family members, economic and environmental problems as well as more dramatic and violent events.   People in Abu Dis were aware of the violent context across … 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 →

January 2017 in Abu Dis

mother begging

The picture shows a mother in Abu Dis, begging the Israeli army not to arrest her son.  See more in this month’s human rights report from Abu Dis here.