Update | 3.2.2020
Join us this fall
As we await the results of the third Israeli election in a year and contemplate the possibility of impending annexation, we know that one thing is certain – the discriminatory and illegal zoning and planning regime that Israel uses to further its displacement of Palestinians will continue.
In February alone, the Israeli Civil Administration (ICA) issued several 96-hour demolition orders and a few days later, the Israeli military demolished homes in al Rakeez and al Isfaay. The Israeli military also confiscated a children’s schoolhouse building in Susiya, arresting a local activist from the Sumud and Protection Committee and holding him overnight for standing against this violent action. About a week ago, the ICA delivered ten stop-work orders in the village of Dekaikah – nine of them on homes – days after Prime Minister Netanyahu approved the creation of a new illegal settlement in East Jerusalem.
We know that these are political decisions – what to demolish, when, and most importantly, whose property to demolish. We also know that Palestinians, like all people, deserve to live under a planning regime that allows them to build legally, and to know that they will have a home to sleep in tomorrow.
You can join us in strategic resistance to these demolitions.
In partnership with the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD), we are organizing the rebuilding of a Palestinian family’s home to make it clear that we believe in the equality of all people, and the rights of indigenous people to live on their lands. Rebuilding a home is a tangible act of political resistance that enables a Palestinian family to stay on their land. But it also presents an opportunity for activists to deepen their connection with the folks resisting Israeli violence on the ground in meaningful ways. Learn more about this study tour and rebuilding opportunity here. Join us.