Linking together for human rights

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 →

Another tragedy at a checkpoint

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The terrible killing of Dr Mai Afana at a checkpoint north of Abu Dis on 16th May. Please sign the petition here.   This week, our friends in Abu Dis are in deep grief following the killing of a young woman who was killed at Hizma checkpoint on Wednesday 16th June.  Dr Mai Afana was a young lecturer who had just completed her doctorate and had a young daughter. She left her daughter with … Read More →

A journey to hospital

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Abu Dis’ local hospital, Al Muqassed – on the Mount of Olives, visible from the middle of Abu Dis – is as far from CADFA’s centre in Abu Dis, Dar Assadaqa, as Camden’s UCLH is distant from CADFA’s centre in Cafe Palestina! But it is not so easy for people to get to as this account tells: “Last Tuesday I was called from Abu Dis Health Centre to say that my … Read More →

Let them breathe

While Israel has vaccinated most of its people and plans to open up again after the lockdown, vaccine apartheid is still real for Palestinians who are just beginning to get some Covid vaccine from China, Russia and COVAX.. not enough yet and the vaccine roll-out has not yet been felt in towns like Abu Dis (23rd March 21). There is health apartheid in occupied Palestine too – while Israeli settlers … Read More →