Linking together for human rights

Reunion in the CADFA office

reunion August 2015

Nice to meet Shahd, one of last year’s EVS volunteers from Palestine. She made the most of her time with us in London, and when she left went on to enrol in an MA course in Coventry.  Our EVS programme gives a great experience of a different culture both to people working in Palestine and people working in London. Good luck to all the rest of you!

Violent attacks and the settlement project

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Press release from CADFA about our demo today at 5pm On 31st July, an 18 month old Palestinian baby, Ali Dawabsheh from Duma village near Nablus in the West Bank was burned alive in his house which was set alight by Israeli settlers. His mother, father and 4 year old brother are still in hospital with severe burns and they are all fighting for their lives.  The settlers threw a fire bomb … Read More →

Welcome to Abu Dis


A new CADFA volunteer in Abu Dis describes her first impressions in the volunteer blog here.  Note, we are recruiting! If you’d like to know more about volunteering at Dar Assadaqa, Abu Dis, please email

Terrible burning of baby shows up whole settlement project

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On 31st July 18-month old Ali Dawabsheh was burned to death in his house and his family members injured as a result of a savage arson attack by Israeli settlers. CADFA will be collecting signatures in a book of condolences at two events this week.  We will also be protesting against the whole settlement movement that from the beginning has extended its new towns through bullying, violence and intimidation. Please … Read More →

Dar Assadaqa summer camp starts in a hot Abu Dis!

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It’s really hot in the Middle East this summer – “we are all burning up with the heat” say friends in Abu Dis.  But inside the old building of Dar Assadaqa, CADFA volunteers from the UK are helping with the second children’s summer camp of the year (the first was before Ramadan). Young people are taking part in art, drama, sport and games. One of the volunteers has made a fundraising page … Read More →

CADFA’s Nadine sings at Eid event

Cadfa's Nadine singing at our Eid event

A big thank you to CADFA’s volunteers for organising and running CADFA’s Eid event at the Calthorpe Project on 23rd July. It was great to hear the SOAS Arabic band playing music from Fayrouz and Marcel Khalife – and to discover that our EVS volunteer from Jerusalem, Nadine, is a serious singer, who we hope will sing again with them at our next event – Do look out for it!