Linking together for human rights

Beyond the Checkpoints summer project starts in Palestine.

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Best wishes to all the young people from 5 Palestinian villages and towns who started the Beyond the Checkpoints project today. This is the summer project run by CADFA/Dar Assadaqa which will take them to show each other their own villages and join workshops on human rights and advocacy skills. Today’s outing took them to Aida Camp in Bethlehem where they were welcomed by ArRowwad Cultural Centre and taken on … Read More →

Visa equality needed

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Old friends of CADFA may remember our visa equality campaign – How appalling for the British government to accept the apartheid divisions imposed by Israel on the Palestinians, that is to accept Israeli settlers into Britain with no visas while they put the Palestinians living in the same place through a long and humiliating visa experience, and even treat Jerusalemites in a different way from West Bankers! Now we are back … Read More →

A sad international women’s day

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It was a sad international women’s day event yesterday as the speakers from Abu Dis were talking on the day that a 14-year old,  Yamin Jaffal, had been buried; he was shot by an Israeli soldier two days ago in the middle of Abu Dis. We dedicated this evening to his mother. Fathea (pictured)  and Abeer told people that as a Palestinian woman you will be the wife or mother … Read More →

A horrible car accident

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This is a photo of a huge funeral yesterday evening in Abu Dis following a horrible car accident that killed a teenager and has left very many others injured and in great danger. We are so very sad to hear of this. We send our condolences to the family of Ahmed Radwan Afaneh and to all the people of Abu Dis, and we hope that those who are injured (from Abu … Read More →

CADFA Twinning Day celebrated in Abu Dis and Camden

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A lovely twinning day was held in Camden and in Abu Dis at the same time on Sunday. These pictures show the letters painted in English in Camden and in Arabic in Abu Dis saying ‘Linking together for human rights’ Many thanks to all the  CADFA people who helped and came and contributed.  Special thanks also to Raised Voices choir and to Bayan from Hebron who came and spoke. There was also a … Read More →

TEN THOUSAND people have been killed by Israeli soldiers and settlers in the past 20 years.

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The terrible killing of Mai Afana is part of a much bigger picture. CADFA is a small organisation that sees a tiny part of the picture. But in this tiny part, so many tragedies. Over the nearly 18 years of CADFA (from end of 2003), we have become increasingly shocked by the killings, often of young people, and of course the effects on family after family left grieving and traumatised … Read More →