The Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions estimates that 27,000 Palestinian structures have been demolished in occupied Palestinian territory since 1967, making housing demolition a key aspect of Israel’s policy of control over Palestinians. PPI’s (Partners for Progressive Israel) Nicole Cooper interviews Ruth Edmonds, advocacy officer and tour coordinator for the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions on the politics of demolitions, municipal regulations in Jerusalem, and the impact of these policies on everyday Palestinian lives.
A phenomenon that is absent from much of Western Europe is a fear of bulldozers. A logical absence it would seem. Yet the story is somewhat different for Palestinians living in Israel and the West Bank. I am being driven to meet a Palestinian family, Atta Jaber and his wife and four children, whose home has been demolished by Israeli authorities on three occasions; the driver himself has also had his home demolished on six occasions.
THE ISRAELI ELECTIONS: A GAME-CHANGER
Jeff Halper, Director, ICAHD, has just completed his month-long speaking tour of Canada that took him from Newfoundland across to Vancouver. Among the achievements was his public interview with the Jewish Post & News in Winnipeg, posted here.
Interning with ICAHD, the stages so far
RUTH EDMONDS UK TOUR
Palestine / Israel: Where are we and where are we headed?