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Home demolitions: A reminder that the Nakba never ended

The destruction of Hanaa’ al-Naqib’s home in Lydd this week is a reminder that Israel’s dispossession of Palestinians didn’t end in 1948 — it has simply taken on new forms.

A bulldozer demolishes the home of Hana al-Nakib and her four children, in the city of Lod, February 10, 2015. (photo: Yotam Ronen/Activestills.org)

A bulldozer demolishes the home of Hanaa’ al-Nakib and her four children, in the city of Lod, February 10, 2015. (photo: Yotam Ronen/Activestills.org)

We could hear the wailing all the way from the entrance to the besieged neighborhood. It was a heartbreaking sound. We quietly make our way between the bushes, over the fence and past the train tracks, so as not to be detected. When it comes to the police, using words like “the media” or “photographers” doesn’t really grant you access.

We make it to the yard of one of the houses, which I recognize immediately. This place belongs to Maha al-Naqib, a member of the Lydd City Council (“Lod” in Hebrew, “Lydda” in English), and a veteran political activist in the city. We climb the fence, walk for ten seconds to the front, and there they are. Maha looks broken, tears in her eyes, as she stands near Hanaa’, her neighbor and relative. Hanaa’ is a single mother who was tossed into the street with her four children just minutes ago.

The women take turns hugging and holding Hanaa’ — I feel helpless, bordering on useless. The cops stand before them, smiling. No one goes in, no one goes out. Everyone is in the yard staring at the bulldozer destroying the house across from them. A group of women try to speak directly to the policemen, but they don’t respond. They just stare back and smile.

I remember how Maha and I sat in this very same yard just two months ago when I interviewed her for a documentary on Lydd during the Nakba, when many of the local residents were expelled from the city, and were the victims of one of the most terrible massacres of the 1948 war.

I sat in that yard, listening to Maha tell the story of her parents, who were expelled from the city but luckily were able to return. On Thursday, we got another taste of the same policies. No, the destruction of Hanaa’s house is not as terrifying as the firing of a PIAT projectile into the Dahmash Mosque, where families of refugees took shelter — an act that killed 300 Palestinian refugees in 1948. As part of the third generation of the Nakba, what I saw happening in front of me was enough to know that the State simply cannot repeat what it did to us back then. They may be able to do that in Gaza — they do different things to us. The massacres of the Nakba never ended; today Gaza carries the burden of Israel’s bloodletting. Lydd, like Silwan, Beit Hanina, the Negev and the rest of historic Palestine, suffers from other aspects of never-ending dispossession — a creeping Nakba.

An Israeli soldier outside the Dahmash mosque in central Lydda.

An Israeli soldier stands outside the Dahmash mosque in central Lydd.

There is no blaming the Palestinian residents for living in a city where 80 percent of their neighborhoods are, according to the state, considered “illegal.” It is obvious that these conditions are part and parcel of the establishment’s polices.

An old grudge

The case of the “Kerem al-Naqib” neighborhood in Lydd is a clear example. The al-Naqib family survived the Nakba, meaning that its current family members are the descendants of the original Palestinian residents of Lydd, from before 1948. The family homes were built on it land, adjacent to the Ganei Aviv neighborhood, built as a Jewish neighborhood for immigrants from the Soviet Union, partially on the land of the al-Naqib family.

WATCH: Police evict Hanaa’ al-Naqib and her family

The neighborhood has an approved urban planning plan, but the city refuses to implement a master plan that would give the Palestinians building permits. Without those permits, all building (even on private land) is considered illegal. This gives the political establishment the power to use force against the residents whenever it deems necessary. Lydd’s mayors have always viewed the “problem of illegal construction” in the city as one that can be blamed on the residents, as if the Zionist establishment didn’t expropriate most of their lands and is currently at work building new neighborhoods for Palestinians in Israel.

The situation in Lydd is special. We aren’t talking about just another Palestinian city that was occupied during the Nakba and is today considered “a mixed city.” We are talking about a city that fought back against Palmach war criminals and was able to hold them off for months, until Nobel Peace Price winner Yitzhak Rabin, along with Palmach commander Yigal Allon, gave the order to use non-discriminate fire in order to “dilute” the residents of Lydd. Most of the city’s residents were either expelled, killed or massacred. Everything is on display in the Palmach Museum in Tel Aviv.

Hannah al-Naqib (right) as Israeli authorities demolish her home in Lod, February 10, 2015. (Photo by Oren Ziv/Activestills.org)

Hannah al-Naqib (right) as Israeli authorities demolish her home in Lod, February 10, 2015. (Photo by Oren Ziv/Activestills.org)

The feeling of anyone who grew up in Lydd and is aware of its bloody past, is that the Zionist establishment does not cease from taking revenge against the city’s residents, despite the fact that most of them today are themselves refugees from other places. Every Palestinian resident of the city is seen as a target, and the ones who suffer the most are those who cannot afford decent legal protection or an alternative to building “illegally” on their own land. As my colleague Samah Salaime Egbariye once told me: “They are trying to hurt all of us, but can only succeed in harming the weakest among us.”

In the past they fired rockets at refugees in mosques. Today they are demolishing “illegal” homes. The Nakba never ended, it just adjusts itself according to the times.

Related:
WATCH: How many riot cops does it take to evict a single mother?
Palestinian family in Lydd faces home demolition
House demolitions: Zionism’s constant background noise

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    1. Bruce Gould

      I call the home demolition the Theater of Gratuitous Cruelty – it’s hard for Americans to grasp the terror and despair it creates among the Palestinians. Contribute here:

      http://www.icahd.org/

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      • Pedro X

        Bruce, read Efraim Karsh

        “If, however, there was anything inevitable about the expulsion of Lydda, the cause lay not in Zionism but in the actions of Palestinian Arab leaders and their counterparts in neighboring Arab states. Had these notables accepted the UN partition resolution calling for the establishment of two states in Palestine, there would have been no war and no dislocation in the first place. As for Lydda itself, no exodus was foreseen in Israeli military plans for the city’s capture or was reflected in the initial phase of its occupation. Quite the contrary: the Israeli commander assured local dignitaries that the city’s inhabitants would be allowed to stay if they so wished. In line with that promise, the occupying Israeli force also requested a competent administrator and other personnel to run the affairs of the civilian population.

        All this was rendered irrelevant when the city’s notables and residents, rather than abiding by their surrender agreement with the IDF, attempted to dislodge the Israelis by force. The IDF, its tenuous grip on Lydda starkly exposed, thereupon decided to “encourage” the population’s departure to Arab-controlled areas a few miles to the east, so as not to leave behind a potential hotbed of armed resistance. In an area where Jordan’s Arab Legion was counterattacking in strength, it was essential to prevent any disruption of ongoing war operations.

        As it happens, this spontaneous response by the IDF to a string of unexpected developments on the ground was uncharacteristic of general Israeli conduct. Then and throughout the war, inhabitants of other Arab localities who had peacefully surrendered to Israeli forces were allowed to remain in place. In this respect, Lydda was an one of the very few exceptions that proved the rule, not—as Shavit argues—the rule itself.

        Those few exceptions, moreover, accounted for but a small fraction of the total exodus. Vastly more Palestinians were driven from their homes by their own leaders and/or by Arab military forces than by the Israeli army”

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      • Brian

        Nauseating. I see that the cold officious bureaucrats of the occupation have already paid you a visit to lecture you on civic planning, Bruce.

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    2. Pedro X

      So much Palestinian propaganda. Palestinians create their own problems by their own actions. The builders of the home did not have a permit to build a home. During the building of the home, a cease work oreder issued. The house was built and then it was torn down an illegal structure. The Palestinians knew what hey were doing was illegal and what the consequences were.

      So too in 1948. The Arabs waged a war of genocide against the Jewish residents of Mandate Palestine in order to prevent the emergence of the Jewish nation of Israel. Lod (Lydda) was a key Palestinian center in the fight to destroy the community of more than 100,000 Jewish civilians in Jerusalem.

      When Jewish forces defeated the Jordanians and other Arabs in Lod, the Jewish forces made an agreement with the civic leaders of Lod whereby the residents would not be expelled in return for non-violence. When Jordanian armoured cars entered Lod, the residents of Lod began firing on the Jewish peacekeepers who had been left behind to guard the peace.

      Jewish troops were fired at from the little Mosque in Lod. A battle erupted in which many were killed and in the end, the residents of Lod had to hit the road as a result of breaking their agreement.

      Palestinians refuse to take responsibility for their own actions.

      If Arabs in Lod want to make things better they should start participating in municipal elections and elect who they want to help make their lives better. Lod is a municipality that has faced enormous problems on a municipal level. It has thrown money at rehabilitating areas such as Rakevet which has mostly an Arab population and has severe social and criminal issues. If the Arab population wants solutions, it needs to work with other Israelis towards those solutions. Ignoring the law and building illegally is not part of the solution.

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    3. From the river to the sea, PALESTINE will be free!

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      • Tony Riley

        From ear to ear, your head will remain empty.

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    4. Tomer

      What about the demolition of old Jewish homes in Arab states?
      The Jewish Nakba demands attention!

      Apparently, some Nakbas are more important than others!

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      • Bruce Gould

        What abut the expulsion of Jews from Arab countries around ’48? What about it? Huh? What about it?

        The expulsion of the Jews was an injustice, of course, but it’s not a living issue; there seem to be no campaigns devoted to returning those Jews to their homelands. They and their children live in Israel or other western countries, the Palestinian refugees and their children live in refugee camps.

        But I’d be for any agreement that allows ALL refugees to return. And you?

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        • Ginger Eis

          “The expulsion of the Jews was an injustice, of course, but it’s not a living issue”

          No, Mr. Bruce Gould, “it is a living issue”. The pains and the sorrows of those massacred by the Arabs, those expelled and their descendants lives on today. They have not been compensated. They must be compensated.

          Here, mister, Watch. And Weep!
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KH8RL2XRr48

          “there seem to be no campaigns devoted to returning those Jews to their homelands”.

          That’s part of the grave injustice Jews suffer, Mr. Gould. Jewish pain and suffering means nothing to you and your ilk. Maybe you and your ilk should start campaigns to compensate the Jews and return their stolen property to them, no?

          “They and their children live in Israel or other western countries, the Palestinian refugees and their children live in refugee camps”.

          Palestinian refugees and their children live in other Arab or Western countries as well. Arab countries should absorb them as Israel absorbed Jews who were expelled- or fled certain death from Arab countries. What’s the problem with that, Mr. Gould?

          “But I’d be for any agreement that allows ALL refugees to return. And you?”

          No, Mr. Gould, your solution will lead to the renewal of pogroms, mass murders and genocide against the Jewish People and the theft of their property. We reject that! We support compensation for all: Arabs and Jews, and the naturalization of every refugee in whichever country he/she is right now. That is true justice, no?

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    5. Bruce Gould

      Because the home demolitions are one of the main techniques the Israeli government uses to induce terror in the Palestinian population, let me explain this again: since ’67 close to 30,000 Palestinian homes have been demolished and – to the best of my knowledge – 0 Jewish homes; a conservative estimate would be that 150,000 Palestinians have been made homeless by this method. Building permits are rarely granted to Palestinians; in some cases high, non-refundable fees are charged (see: Salim Shawamreh, http://www.icahd.org/node/464). The committees that grant building permits are usually composed entirely of Jews, and they are a thinly disguised arm of the government; the entire building permit process is byzantine and kafkaesque. International law forbids an occupying power from engaging in this type of behavior, and whether or not Israel has signed on to these agreements is irrelevant: the U.S. has signed on to them, and if you’re an American taxpayer you have every right to express yourself on the issue.

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      • Ginger Eis

        Mr. Gould, you have posted this same comment several times before and our good ol’ Pedro has always been kind to provide you with accurate information. But you persist in posting the same filth over and over again. Why? To continue the campaign of demonization of the Jewish State? Here again are the facts:

        a. The State Of Israel is a country of laws and does not demolish buildings arbitrarily. The State Of Israel – like the United States, The Netherlands, Australia, etc. – has zoning, municipal, and other laws regulating construction. Like all those countries, Israel sometimes enforces these laws by demolishing illegally built structures. Before any building is demolished, the owners and occupants are issued an Order which they can contest both on the Administrative and Judicial levels all the way to the Israeli Supreme Court. It takes years in Israel before a structure is actually demolished, because of legal battles in the Courts. Jews and Arabs are subject to the same regulations and are guaranteed Due Process Of Law when confronted by “the Strong Arm” – i.e. an Act of Government.
        b. Your allegation that the Jewish State demolishes Palestinian structures as a form of “gratuitous cruelty” is not just not true, but in fact “GRATUITOUSLY” malicious and very hurtful. Far more Jewish structures in Jerusalem were demolished between 1993 and 2001 than Palestinian ones! (See: Justus Reid Weiner, Illegal Construction in Jerusalem: A Variation of an Alarming Global Phenomenon, 2003. That’s a fact-finding report!).
        c. Nearly 70% of the demolished structures are in fact NOT homes (!!), and the figure you provided is, as such, a forgery! (See: ICHAD: “Demolishing Homes, Demolishing Peace,” page 3. YOUR OWN source!). Over 90% of illegal buildings structures either do not get demolition Orders or if they do, the Orders are in fact not executed.
        d. Arabs and Jews enjoy similar rates of approval for building permits in Jerusalem (if you need evidence, just say so);
        e. Israel has demolished illegally built Jewish homes and structures on numerous occasions, including in Judea &
        Samaria for example here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mz6GDgDsmbI

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        • Brian

          When all else fails, claim its a forgery! Never let facts get in the way of a good rant. Cold brazen denial of the plainly evident and heartrendingly obvious works too. A dash of sophistry adds that final touch. Here for your latest denial opportunity, the facts from B’tselem:
          http://www.btselem.org/video/2007/06/house-demolitions

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          • BigCat

            Brian, ICAHD, Btselem and other political NGOs copy and repeat each other. A lie remains a lie no matter how many political NGOs copy same lie from another political NGO and repeat it on a different website/report. The “conservative number of 150.000. made homeless” is equivalent to the population of a whole city. Where, if that “conservative number” is correct, did the entire city population go, Brian? Where are the tent-cities housing all these homeless, Brian?

            Do you, Brian, realize that per capita, the number of illegal structures demolished in the United States is far higher than the illegal structures demolished in Israel including the West Bank? I guess not, because you have no idea that’s a fact; you are fixated on- and obsessed with Jews and Israel, while neither knowing or even caring about what goes on in your own country, nor gets hysterical about them as you do when discussing Jewish affairs that are of no concern to you. What is wrong with you Brian?

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          • Bryan

            Hasbara alert! Left-wing NGOs simply make it up, and then the lies are passed from one NGO to another and plastered across the internet. Sorry you will have to do considerably better than that. Israel has a freedom of information act, and leading NGOs have sophisticated research departments that base their reports on information provided by and attributed to the planning departments of the municipalities and the Israeli Ministry of the Interior. See for instance this B’tselem report which documents 157 Palestinian buildings demolished in East Jerusalem (and only 30 Jewish buildings) in 1999-2003. (http://www.btselem.org/planning_and_building/east_jerusalem_statistics)

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          • BigCat

            “Hasbara alert!”, Bryan? That sounds hysterical. Oh well…never mind. Tell us, Bryan:

            1. How many of those 157 illegal “buildings” are “homes”
            2. How many of those 157 illegal “buildings” are shafts made of plywood and zinc?
            3. How many of those 157 illegal “buildings” were empty building?
            4. How many of the actual demolitions are actually just only a portion of the building?
            5. How many of those legal demolitions were not fiercely contested in courts over several years before the demolitions took place?
            6. How many of those illegal “buildings” demolished in the same period are Jewish, or do Jews not matter for you?
            7. Compared to your own country, how many illegal “buildings” were demolished in the same period and why do you single Israel out for demolishing illegal “building”?

            Do you see how ridiculous you propagandists sound, Bryan? When you have answered that question, return to the “conservative estimate of 150.000. Palestinians made homeless” and tell us:

            8. How did you come to that magical number of “150.000. Palestinians made homeless”, which is the equivalent of the population of an entire city? Tell us also where that entire city population went and where we can find the tent-cities housing them? That magical “conservative number150.000. Palestinians made homeless” is based on the number of demolished illegal “structures” that are NOT “homes”. That’s where the FRAUD you guys commit lies. If you read what the even political NGO ICAHD wrote analytically and know how to interpret data, you would have come to that conclusion. But as usual, you are only interested in propaganda and smear against Israel, while claiming to be seeking “truth and justice”.
            We are not fooled, Bryan. I am always on the watch out for you.

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          • BigCat

            btw., Bryan,

            Your math which you copied from your Btselem source that “157 Palestinian buildings” were demolished and only “30 Jewish buildings” does NOT add up. Would you like to re-do your math?

            In addition to that, between 1993 and 2001 more Jewish buildings were demolished than Palestinian buildings, according to the fact-finding report provided by Ginger. That makes your point completely moot. But I guess you cannot be bothered to read that since you are all about propaganda.

            I am also wondering if you are actually suggesting that Israel should demolish equal number of Jewish and Arab buildings in order for its demolition of illegal structure to legal? That would mean demolishing buildings that are legal in order to arrive at your “fair number”. Isn’t that rather stupid and racists? If not, what is the point you make when you claim that “only 30 Jewish buildings” were demolished?

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          • Bryan

            Are you a silly fart or what? I did no maths and I did not ask you to accept any maths I didn’t present to you. I simply stated B’tselem figures based directly on government statistics. And no I do not expect, of course I wouldn’t, that Jews and Arabs would be treated equally, why should I?

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          • Bryan

            I made a very simple point Icat, that you were claiming that the NGOs were simply lieing and I said they were directly reporting facts from the administrative authorities. You then change the subject by going off on a rant in a mumbo-jumbo fashion, about a load of what-ifs. If you recall I did not claim that 150,000 people had been left homeless, and I have no expertise in that area, but I can well believe it to be very possible. According the the UN 1500 homes were demolished in the Rafah area alone in the period 2000-2004 so if you extrapolate over the whole period of the occupation and the whole extent of the occupation and assume an average occupancy of 6-10 persons per property then such a total for homelessness is eminently possible. The actual number is surely academic from your point of view because you couldn’t give a damn whether it was 10,000 or 100,000 or 1,000,000.

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          • BigCat

            My post was very clear as well as the posts from others that preceded it. No one changed any subject. Your source contains 4-charts.

            1. The 2nd chart deals with “Total and PARTIAL demolition of houses and other structures, 1999-2014, official data” and states that (between 1999 and 2003) 31 (1999) + 16 (2000) + 41 (2001) + 45 (2002) + 99 (2003) = 232 “buildings” were demolished PARTIALLY or totally.

            2. The 3rd chart deals with the “Neighborhood” where the demolitions took place and states: (a) Total Palestinian buildings demolished between 1999 and 2003: 157 and (b) Total Jewish buildings between 1999 and 2003 demolished: 30. That’s a total of 207!

            3. We both agree that we are responsible for our own comments, incl. the links we provide as support. Here are the problems with your comment and source:

            a. The math does not add up. If according to the 2nd chart the total number of “buildings” destroyed between 1999 and 2003 is 232 and 157 of that is Palestinian according to the 3rd chart, the remainder is 75 Jewish buildings, not “30” as you/your source claimed.

            b. Your source did not specify the number of partial demolition and total demolition, but the impression is created in the mind of the reader that it is all total demolition.

            c. Your source did not specify which, if any, of those “buildings” were homes, but the impression was created that they are all homes.

            d. Your source did not specify which of those “buildings” were e.g. kiosks made of woods, etc., but the impression was created that we are dealing with homes in all cases.

            e. As said, between 1993 and 2001 more Jewish buildings were demolished than Palestinian buildings, but your source chose to use a time frame (1999-2003) that creates a false reality, i.e. more illegal Palestinian buildings were demolished than illegal Jewish buildings.

            4. I appreciate that you are distancing yourself from the magical figure of 150.000. homeless people, but at the same time you believe it is possible thereby lending support to it, instead of completely distancing yourself without equivocation. That shows how easy it is for you people to callously smear and demonize Israel with completely made-up “facts” extracted from “extrapolations” as you put it! Wow. Just Wow!

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          • BigCat

            My post was very clear as well as the posts from others that preceded it. No one changed any subject: fraud. You responded and called it “hasbara”. That’s how it started. So, quit meandering, ok? Your source contains 4-charts.

            1. The 2nd chart deals with “Total and PARTIAL demolition of houses and other structures, 1999-2014, official data” and states that (between 1999 and 2003) 31 (1999) + 16 (2000) + 41 (2001) + 45 (2002) + 99 (2003) = 232 “buildings” were demolished PARTIALLY or totally.

            2. The 3rd chart deals with the “Neighborhood” where the demolitions took place and states: (a) Total Palestinian buildings demolished between 1999 and 2003: 157 and (b) Total Jewish buildings between 1999 and 2003 demolished: 30. That’s a total of 207!

            3. We both agree that we are responsible for our own comments, incl. the links we provide as support. Here are the problems with your comment and source:

            a. The math does not add up. If according to the 2nd chart the total number of “buildings” destroyed between 1999 and 2003 is 232 and 157 of that is Palestinian according to the 3rd chart, the remainder is 75 Jewish buildings, not “30” as you/your source claimed.

            b. Your source did not specify the number of partial demolition and total demolition, but the impression is created in the mind of the reader that it is all total demolition.

            c. Your source did not specify which, if any, of those “buildings” were homes, but the impression was created that they are all homes.

            d. Your source did not specify which of those “buildings” were e.g. kiosks made of woods, etc., but the impression was created that we are dealing with homes in all cases.

            e. As said, between 1993 and 2001 more Jewish buildings were demolished than Palestinian buildings, but your source chose to use a time frame (1999-2003) that creates a false reality, i.e. more illegal Palestinian buildings were demolished than illegal Jewish buildings.

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          • BigCat

            Btw. Bryan,

            I appreciate that you are distancing yourself from the magical figure of 150.000. homeless people, but at the same time you believe it is possible thereby lending support to it, instead of completely distancing yourself without equivocation. That shows how easy it is for you people to callously smear and demonize Israel with completely made-up “facts” extracted from “extrapolations” as you put it! Wow. Just Wow!

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    6. Bruce Gould

      The primary source on home demolitions, of course, is the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions. There are lots of statistics, videos, and photos there. You can call up Jeff Halper (I’ve met him); if you’re Israeli you can get a tour with his group.

      http://www.icahd.org/

      Or the U.N. if you prefer: http://www.ochaopt.org/

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      • Brian

        Thank you Mr. Bruce Gould!

        “In 2006 Dr. Jeff Halper, ICAHD’s Co-founder and Director was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, citing ICAHD’s work “to liberate both the Palestinian and the Israeli people from the yoke of structural violence” and “to build equality between their people by recognizing and celebrating their common humanity.” In 2007, ICAHD received the Olive Branch Award from Jewish Voice for Peace.”

        “Palestinians are utterly frustrated by the impact of Israeli policies on their lives. They can’t move freely around their territory. They can’t plan their communities. They are evicted from their homes. Their homes are regularly demolished. I don’t believe that most people in Israel have any idea of the way planning policies are used to divide and harass communities and families. They would not themselves like to be subjected to such behavior.”
        UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Baroness Valerie Amos

        See more at: http://www.icahd.org/who-we-are

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      • BigCat

        Riiight, Bruce! All you need is material you can use to smear Israel. You don’t fact-check what you copy and paste. You don’t fact-check your own comments. You are not responsible for your own comments, incl. what you copy and paste. We should call Jeff Halper and ask him to explain the errors/fraud/inaccuracies in your post.

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        • Bryan

          No one wants to smear Israel/Palestine, which is a wonderful and Holy Land full of centuries old olive trees, apart from those which have been chopped dowm. We simply want to help to you to improve the world. Why, as an an American, you are so sensitive about a foreign country is strange to behold but kinda cute.

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          • BigCat

            Go help your own country FIRST, Bryan. We neither need nor want your help. When it comes to democracy and human rights, your own country is in a worse case than Israel. Ask British Muslims, Arabs, Pakistanis, Black African Brits, Blacks from other continents, asylum seekers, etc. The level of racial discrimination alone is horrendous in Great Britain. Help your country first and quit your irrational obsession with Jews and Israel.

            Unfortunately you have to learn about your own country on an Israeli site and from Israelis:

            http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/news/race-discrimination-in-universities-still-a-problem-reports-survey/2012474.article

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          • BigCat

            Go help your own country FIRST, Bryan. When it comes to democracy and human rights, your own country is in a worse case than Israel. Ask British Muslims, Arabs, Pakistanis, Black African Brits, Blacks from other continents, asylum seekers, etc. The level of racial discrimination alone is horrendous in Great Britain. Help your country first and quit your irrational obsession with Jews and Israel.

            Unfortunately you have to learn about your own country on an Israeli site and from Israelis:

            http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/news/race-discrimination-in-universities-still-a-problem-reports-survey/2012474.article

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          • MuslimJew

            “Ask British Muslims, Arabs, Pakistanis, Black African Brits, Blacks from other continents, asylum seekers, etc. The level of racial discrimination alone is horrendous in Great Britain.”

            Wake me when Britain starts demolishing the homes of British Muslims, Arabs, Pakistanis, Black African Brits, Blacks from other continents or asylum seekers, which are located OUTSIDE its internationally recognized borders (e.g. in Ireland). Until then, keep cooking and stewing in your own putrid juice, and then go fuck yourself, BigCunt. This is a damn good movie to watch at +972! Love it.

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        • Ben

          What a pair of morons. BigCat actually takes pride of ownership in his hateful little concoction about cooking and stewing–repeated dully and ad nauseum. This is his “intellectual contribution” and he demands intellectual property rights! LOL!!! “…sentences I have made elsewhere to rant”. And not just intellectual property rights of something I wouldn’t touch with a ten foot pole, but Ranting Rights! LMAO!!! It’s like watching The Two Stooges. Moe and Curly. Love this movie! NOT.

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          • BigCat

            Ben Zakkai/Ben,

            1. My “intellectual contributions” are above for everyone to read and agree- or disagree with.

            2. Your contribution is exactly …….what?

            3. Do you have any substantive comment or arguments to make based on the topic of this article and/or any of the comments above? If YES, please present them. I am dying to see your substantive comments and destroy you on substance. Are you too scared to that and get defeated?

            4. If the answer is NO, you might consider hunkering down, keeping quiet as you have been doing and enjoy reading what others produce. You do not contribute anything by inserting yourself in a messy situation created by MuslimJew and continuing with the name-calling like an out of control piglet. I am sure MuslimJew has learnt his lesson and will desist from abusing me again. The little fight is over. But if you want to go on with name-calling, pls. do so by all means and use your own sentences, not ones you copied from my (earlier) posts. Show us how intelligent you are, “Ben Zakkai”.

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