Archive for the 'Tubas Region' Category

BRIGHTON-TUBAS SOLIDARITY GROUP PRESS RELEASE - Brighton delegation Marches in Solidarity with imprisoned Hunger Strikers

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2007

A delegation of ten people from Brighton joined with Palestinians in the West Bank town of Tubas today. They were demonstrating against the murder of a political prisoner in an Israeli jail. The group joined families of prisoners demonstrating against the murder of Mohammed Al-Ashkar in marching through the town to the headquarters of the International Red Cross. Hundreds of people participated in the peaceful demonstration including schoolchildren and the families of prisoners.


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…)

Press Release - Brighton Residents Visit Palestine

Monday, October 22nd, 2007


A delegation of ten people from Brighton arrived in the Tubas region of occupied Palestine this weekend. Their week-long visit is aimed at fostering links between grassroots groups in Brighton and Tubas.


Al-Hadidiya: Bedouin villagers defiant as the Occupation bulldozers move in

Tuesday, August 21st, 2007

Latest News, Palestinian grassroots Anti-Apartheid Wall Campaign, August 13th, 2007

On August 13 between 9 and 10 am, the demolition of the Bedouin village of al-Hadidiya in the Jordan Valley began. Two homes, belonging to Abdullah Hafez Yusuf Bani Odeh and Abdullah Hussein Bisharat, were destroyed along with nearby animal enclosures.


Al Hadidya Demolished

Monday, August 13th, 2007

Israeli Military Renders Twenty Palestinians Homeless, Confiscates Jordan Valley Land

For Immediate Release
Contact: Molly Simons

Demolitions in the Jordan valley: Steadfastness in the face of destruction

Friday, August 10th, 2007

Credit: Palestinian Grassroots Anti-Apartheid Wall Campaign. Date: August 8th, 2007.

Occupation forces today went on a spree of demolitions in the Jordan Valley, destroying four homes and two water tanks in Bardala, Sahel Libqeya, Frush Beit Dajan and Jiftlik.

The photographs taken at the scene today, below, vividly illustrate how the Occupation is attacking Palestinian lives and land.


Arab MK slams ‘ethnic cleansing’ after demolitions in W. Bank - From Haaretz

Friday, August 10th, 2007

Arab MK slams ‘ethnic cleansing’ after demolitions in W. Bank

By Yoav Stern and Avi Issacharoff, Haaretz Correspondent

After Israel demolished structures in at least five Palestinian villages in the Jordan Valley in the last week, Hadash Chairman Mohammed Barakeh called on Thursday for an end to what he termed the “ethnic cleansing” in the area. Pools, tents and tin structures built without permits and belonging to Palestinian residents, were destroyed in the villages of Bakia, Jeftlik, Beit Dajan and Bardella, which are scattered along the Jordan Valley. (more…)

Action Alert: Al-Hadidiya and Hamsa (Jordan Valley) to be evacuated

Friday, August 10th, 2007

Latest News, Palestinian grassroots Anti-Apartheid Wall Campaign, August 7th, 2007Today the Occupation forces have confirmed that they are preparing to evacuate the villages of al-Hadidiya and Humsa in the Jordan Valley, if necessary by force.


Haaretz: Palestinian shepherds have water tank, tractor confiscated

Monday, August 6th, 2007

By Amira HassThe Civil Administration confiscated a tractor and a water tank belonging to Palestinian shepherds living in the northern Jordan Valley.


Call to Action re Al Hadidya

Sunday, July 29th, 2007
Brighton-Tubas Friendship and Solidarity Group Call to Action

Al Hadidya, a bedouin camp in the Northern Jordan Valley close to the
illegal Israeli settlement of Ro'i has had demolition orders on it since
March 2007. Some people in Al Hadidya chose to leave when the miltary
asked and move a few kilometres away.