Archive for the 'Tubas Region - Health' Category


Monday, November 5th, 2007

All of the ten people who have just returned from a delegation to Palestine from the Brighton-Tubas Solidarity Group, have their own unique stories to tell. In their two week visit they’ve been shot at, arrested, and discovered that produce grown on stolen Palestinian land and using child labour, is being sold in British supermarkets including Tesco’s.  One delegate said, “Although it was often shocking, these events are part of daily life in Palestine and the people we met were full of friendship despite their situation.”   (more…)

Life, Birth and Death in the Jordan Valley

Sunday, October 28th, 2007
I have come to Palestine with a particular focus on women and women’s health. I am a midwife who has lived in Brighton for ten years. I work at the Royal Sussex County hospital. I joined the delegation to find out first hand the effect of the Israeli occupation on the women and their choices in childbirth. The quiet grinding everyday stress of living under occupation is a story not always told. The big incursions, the land seizures the dead children, shot for throwing stones make the headlines, the everyday problems of living under a power that wants to destroy you is not so newsworthy. I was expecting to find many stress related health conditions as well as the conditions of poverty and poor access to services.  (more…)

Ein Al Beide women’s group: ‘To exist in this region is resistance!’

Thursday, October 25th, 2007

To the north of the Jordan Valley is a remote town called Ein Al Beide, a picture of devastation and destruction surrounded by Israeli opulance created from stolen Palestinian lands. Where once they had thousands of dunums of land only 100 dunums remain. It was in this town where we met with the Womens Cooperative Group who meet weekly or, they say, up to three times a week in emergency situations, to discuss general womens issues and undergo training for cultivation of produce. They have been established now for approximately 18 months and meet in a large purpose built community centre funded by themselves from the sale of honey. (more…)

Statement from Tubas PGFTU and Brighton Tubas Friendship and Solidarity Group in support of the UNISON motion

Tuesday, June 19th, 2007

Boycott Israel, the State of Occupation


The road to Jericho – Israelis only

Sunday, April 1st, 2007

by Jameel al-Husni, a local journalist in Tubas

Road signs written in Hebrew line Road 90 in regular patterns starting from the north of Bardala village to the south of Jericho show the Israeli nature of this road. It is the second longest Israeli-controlled road in the West Bank, right after Road 60 which connects Nazareth to Beer Sheva and passes through the central West Bank. Since 1967, the Palestinian presence in the areas around this road has been diminishing. Spread around Road 90, one can still see remains of cement rooms the Palestinian farmers built on their farmland alongside the Jordan River prior to the Israeli control of the area. (more…)

Health Care in Tubas

Saturday, April 22nd, 2006

At the Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) in Tubas we heard about the impact of the occupation, the checkpoints, and the road blocks on the ambulance staff. When we heard that ambulance staff had been made to walk on the bodies of dead people by the Israeli Army we didn’t want to believe it, but it was clearly true. (more…)