The Corona virus crisis is hitting us all and the implications are horrifying us equally in Palestine and the UK – though so far our governments have taken a different approach. In the UK, there is nothing like a ‘lockdown’ but in Palestine the streets are empty, the schools and university shut and the Palestinian police enforcing a ban on cafes opening. CADFA has had to cancel our next visit to … Read More →
The CADFA Human Rights Report for July 2018 tells of the pressures on the people around Abu Dis at this time – “During this month, apartheid was pushed on further when the Israeli Knesset gave approval to a new ‘Nation State Law’ as one of the so-called Basic Laws of Israel. Although the effort has been in this direction from the beginning, the law for the first … Read More →
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 →
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.
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.
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 →