Archive for the 'Schools' Category


Wednesday, November 14th, 2007

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This summer, the Popular Committee of Fasayil, together with the Palestinian Save the Jordan Valley Initiative of the Anti-Apartheid Wall Campaign and the Brighton-Tubas Friendship and Solidarity Group, started to build the first and only primary school in Fasayil, a village in the heart of the Jordan Valley. The grassroots project is part of a solidarity project between community groups in Brighton and Tubas region in Palestine.


Take Action against the Demolition of Fasayil School - What you Can Do

Tuesday, November 13th, 2007


Palestinian Primary School in Fasayil
to be demolished on the 29th of November!

Education not Occupation

Stop the Occupation from destroying yet another community project aimed at
building a future for Palestinians

Palestinian farmers under the Occupation

Tuesday, October 30th, 2007

How do you make a living as a farmer when your land and water has been stolen from you by the Israeli invaders? The answer is that you don’t. You join the hundreds of thousands of Palestinians in refugee camps in Jordan, or you work for a pittance in the illegal Israeli settlements spreading like a cancer over the once fertile land of Palestine. (more…)

Education in Violence

Sunday, October 28th, 2007
One of the things that have stood out during our stay in Palestine is the violent, intimidatory tactics of the Israeli army are commonplace and patently not restricted to those that even the most paranoid soldier could see as a threat. It seems that everyone we meet has a story to recount of humiliation at checkpoints, or attacks on themselves or their property, regardless of their age or gender. (more…)

Palestine Delegation. Oct 2007. Day 2. Jordon Valley

Wednesday, October 24th, 2007

In the heart of the Jordon Valley, set on the hillside of Al Jiflik is a small Palestinian community. What was once a peaceful agricultural community is now a picture of devastation.

Since the occupation in 1967 the village has been caged in by settlements and their land stolen. Al Jiflik is situated in area C, which is a no build area and completely surrounded by checkpoints. The land which is still considered by the Israeli government as Palestinian is too dry to farm, as water supplies are minimal. Each individual is allowed only 72 cubic metres per day from the settlement supply; hardly enough to live on, with no hope of sustaining agricultural work. The people are forced to work in Israeli settlements, working long days for only 60 shekels (roughly £10) The complications which arise in being paid are incredible. Palestinians will only receive pay for 30 out of 46 days labour, sometimes without getting paid at all.

This is life in the Jordan Valley

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2007

We are now in Tubas which is a largish town in the north of the Jordan valley. We are staying with a delightful family, the father(quite young) is a journalist for the Palestinian news and writes all sorts of articles on what is happening here with the occupation etc. He told us that he met Tony Blair at a school in the Jordan valley which had just been set up bythe Palestinian authority. He was not very impressed. Tony was a bit surpised to realise that some of the children did not know who he was. He was surrounded by body guards. By all accounts he was told by the children about the awful hassle they experience every day going through the checkpoints.They explained that they are regularly made to raise their t -shirts to check they have no weapons-No reaction whatsoever. (more…)

Brighton - Tubas Friendship and Solidarity Group delegation are now in Palestine

Sunday, October 21st, 2007

A ten person delegation, organised by the Brighton - Tubas Friendship and Solidarity Group arrived in Palestine this week. Watch this space for their reports.