Archive for July, 2007

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.


Fasayil: Random arrests to induce people to leave their lands

Sunday, July 29th, 2007

Latest News, Palestinian grassroots Anti-Apartheid Wall Campaign, July 28th, 2007

A shepherd from Fasayil, in the Jordan Valley has been detained for three days, falsely accused of “theft of water”.

Above: Said’s family have been shepherds for generations.

Said Muhammad J’dea Rashaidi from Fasayil has spent his life as a shepherd in the hills surrounding his village. This kind of repression is part of the Occupation’s policies to intimidate and bar Palestinians from their land.

Every day Said sends his animals to the hills and he has continued to do so even after the Occupation declared these areas of Palestinian grazing land to be off limits. The lands around Fasayil are part of the 96% of the Jordan Valley that are under full control of the Occupation. Around midday, Said brings the cattle to the village’s natural spring. The people of Fasayil carry all the documentation proving their ownership over the spring, yet a few months ago the Occupation told the people that the spring in Fasayil is now part of a natural reserve and that they were not to access it anymore. This would mean depriving the people of the only water resource for them and their animals as Fasayil – like all villages in the Jordan Valley that have been categorized “C area” under Oslo and hence under full administrative control of the Occupation – has not been allowed to build a water and sewage system. The villagers have defied all those prohibitions to access their land and resources.


Al-Hadidiye: Palestinian’s denied access to water in an attempt to force them from their homes

Sunday, July 29th, 2007

Latest News, Palestinian grassroots Anti-Apartheid Wall Campaign, July 29th, 2007

Ahmad Abdallah Hafeth Bani Odeh, from al-Hadidiye, was stopped this morning with his tractor and water tank at the al-Hamra checkpoint, on the orders of the Occupation authorities.

Above: The Occupation is trying to force Ahmad from the land which his family has farmed for generations.

Ahmad has had his tractor confiscated, and told that it will not not been returned until he leaves his land and property in al-Hadidiye.

Ahmad had intended to pass through the al-Hamra checkpoint in order to bring water from al Fare’a, 35 km away from al-Hadidiye.

There are two large water wells in al-Hadidiye, installed by the Occupation administration company, Makarot, with huge water tanks to distribute water to the settlements and settler farms which are located on al-Hadidiye land. However, off-limits to the local Palestinian residents, and these are protected by electric fences.

This morning’s incident is the latest in a series of aggressions from the Occupation in their attempt to push the residents out of the village in order to make way for the settlements.


Warning against the danger of imperialist tourism projects in the Valley

Friday, July 27th, 2007
Translated by google translate so may be innacurate


Al Hadidiya …still resisting against Ethnic Cleansing!

Friday, July 27th, 2007

Latest News, Palestinian grassroots Anti-Apartheid Wall Campaign, July 9th, 2007

The Palestinian Bedouin community of al Hadidiya is continuing to resist attempts by the Occupation to ethnically cleanse the area. Almost three months ago, the Occupation has sent demolition orders to all the homes of the Palestinian community and ordered people to leave the area. Some of the families remain steadfastly on the land even though the Occupation issued a renewed expulsion order a week ago.


Protesters Occupy UK warehouse of Israeli State Exporter

Monday, July 16th, 2007

Protesters Occupy UK warehouse of Israeli State Exporter

15 July 2007


This afternoon a group of Palestine solidarity protesters entered the main
UK warehouse of Israeli company Carmel Agrexco in Uxbridge, Middlesex.
Their action is part of the growing movement to boycott Israeli apartheid,
which aims to end Israel’s breach of International law and abuse of human
rights in the occupied territories of Palestine.