Linking together for human rights

Mai Afana Demo 12 July 21


Abu Dis people are continuing to demonstrate in support of the demand for Dr Mai Afana’s body to be returned so that her family can bury her. Here (yesterday) outside Maale Adumim settlement. Please sign the petition to the UK Foreign Office here.

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 →

Time for Human Rights

May 2021 leaflet

Wonderful to see seas of people protesting in London again and all the big cities and even the small towns and villages. The bombing has stopped with a ceasefire but the issues that caused it remain, as do the signs of destruction, the woundings and killings. We mourn the people lost and the ugly racism that made this happen. At the same time we are all heartened by the unity in … Read More →

Open letter to Keir Starmer


27th April 2021 Dear Keir Starmer APARTHEID IN ISRAEL/PALESTINE We are sending this open letter also to our members, friends and others. Today, the internationally-respected organisation Human Rights Watch issued a report ‘A Threshold Crossed,’ carefully explaining that the situation in Palestine/Israel can be called apartheid. This follows a report by the Israeli organisation B’tselem which came to the same conclusion in January. CADFA believes that the threshold to apartheid … Read More →