Archive for April, 2007

Israel confiscates 238 Dunums of land from Bardala, Jordan Valley

Monday, April 30th, 2007

Press Release from Jameel in Tubas 30th April 2007
Receiving the notices of confiscating 238.6 dunums by the Israeli authority yesterday was painful for the residents of Bardala in the north of the Jordan Valley, especially for those who own agricultural land. (more…)

Increased Army Presence in Al Hadidiya

Friday, April 27th, 2007

The army and police have been increasingly present in Al Hadidya over the last few days. Local residents fear that the army may be preparing to demolish their homes soon.

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Residents in Al Hadidiya prepare to Resist the Demolition of their Homes

Friday, April 27th, 2007

The residents of Al Hadidya have been awaiting army action since April 21st when a court ruling came into effect ordering them to leave and for the demolition of their homes. Al Hadidya is a collection of Bedouin Camps in an isolated area of countryside, deemed a military area by Israeli occupying forces, close to the illegal Israeli colony of Ro’i. International activists have maintained a constant presence in the area since Saturday and are planning to resist the demolitions.

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Amnesty International Launch Urgent Action for Al Hadidiya

Friday, April 27th, 2007

Dear friends,

Please find copied and attached below an urgent action on Hadidiya, Jordan Valley.

For those of you who are able to take action, do keep us updated.

Best wishes,

East Med Team (more…)

Now I’m Back

Thursday, April 26th, 2007

One of the (many) reasons for going to Palestine was as a test of my mental strength (although admittedly there were times when my physical strength was tested as well). I wanted to see how I would react and cope with situations that were emotionally, politically and violently charged. I wanted to see how far I would go when defending another human life or even when asked to defend what I believe in.


some thoughts about resilience and dignity…

Tuesday, April 24th, 2007

One night in Jerusalem, as we were having dinner with the family of one of our friends, his brother said something that has really stuck with me (and, incidentally, was very Foucauldian too..) - it was along the lines of: “I think that we are the only nation in the world that is free, even though we are under occupation, because our minds are free”. (more…)

Israel plans to destroy village of Al Hadidi in Jordan Valley

Monday, April 23rd, 2007

News release 23rd April 2007

Tom Hayes from Brighton has spent the last two days in a Bedouin village in Palestine, aiming to prevent the destruction of their homes and animal sheds by the Israeli Army. (more…)

Tree Planting in Biddu

Thursday, April 19th, 2007

Today the people of Biddu marched to the site of the annexation wall to plant trees in a nearby military area. Biddu has been the site of one of the longest struggles against the wall and has been successful in moving the route of the wall through popular struggle


View our Photos…

Thursday, April 19th, 2007

Hello people! The photobucket album is public now on If you upload pictures please create a new folder and move them into it [klick the square and go to move selected] so it’ll be nice and tidy for people to look at. Thank you!

Getting to know Tubas Women’s Group

Thursday, April 19th, 2007

We never quite knew what was going to happen next! Plans could change at a moment’s notice - meetings took longer than expected, people connected with people and wanted to stay and talk and listen for longer. We listened to the tragedies and trials and challenges of their daily lives. But we heard far more. We heard and recognised the warmth of the Palestinian men and women, of their support of one another, of their care for one another and of their determination to find a way to ordinary life. (more…)