This photo was taken during the evaluation session of the Ma’an-Together project yesterday, when French, British and Palestinian participants agreed that it had been an unforgettable experience with more exchange, reflection and learning than we could have imagined. There were many lovely, surprising and funny moments – and also real sadness and shock for the Europeans to discover what living under occupation means for all aspects of life for our … Read More →
Palestinian women speaking out… I felt very moved today at the Islington meeting of the Palestinian women’s visit. Firstly of course by the strong speeches of our Palestinian friends. And so disgusted by some of the tales we heard. Kifah was caught by an Israeli checkpoint and not allowed past to see her ill father when she heard he had died. And her nephew shot in the head by Israeli … 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.
We’re very much looking forward to the next CADFA women’s visit from Palestine to the UK which will be happening in March. Our visitors are professional women from Palestine – teachers, a town planner, the Director of the Saraya Centre in the Old City in Jerusalem. The visitors will have a lot to say about their lives as women, workers and mothers and the situation facing their children in Palestine. Come and join … Read More →
Long post – do read on! We have just posted January 2018’s human rights report from Abu Dis. People there are under pressure. We hope that sending you this sort of bad news so often doesn’t make you feel hopeless! There is lots to do, and many things coming up in CADFA (see below) which aim to inform people and help us to take action to pressure for change for … Read More →