Linking together for human rights

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.

Child at a checkpoint

child at a checkpoint

In Palestine, we are living in an unacceptable situation and have to worry about our children all the time. Here is just one example. My children’s mother has a blue Jerusalem ID and lives in Jerusalem, and I have a green West Bank ID. According to Israeli military rules, West Bankers are not allowed to go to Jerusalem without getting special permission. So the children have to travel between their … Read More →