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This article was originally published in The Tablet on 26 September 2018.
'When people lose hope, it destroys their human dignity'
In Gaza recently, I asked several Palestinian mothers what worried them most. They all replied that their main concern was for their sons more than their daughters. Why? Because as young men they would feel that they had to challenge Israel’s blockade on the territory. “They would get involved in clashes, and they would be killed,” the mothers told me.
The Israeli Civil Administration has signalled advancements to forcibly transfer the entire Palestinian Bedouin community of Khan al Ahmar, located in the central West Bank, east of Jerusalem. The forcible transfer of the village would constitute a war crime under the Fourth Geneva Convention and it would set a precedent to dozens of other Palestinian communities facing similar risks.
A Reader on the Forced Internal Displacement of Palestinians in the Occupied Palestinian Territory and Israel, January 2017. (available in EN /FR / NL + GE-Executive Summary)
In a new report on Forced displacement in Occupied Palestinian Territory and Israel, CIDSE examines the forced displacement of Palestinians as a central issue in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
EuroMed Rights and CIDSE statement, 25 November 2016
The days and months go by at a small town near Bethlehem with hardly any reason for its Palestinian residents to celebrate. But today the atmosphere inside one of the homes is different; the family is preparing to celebrate the home-coming of their 16-year old son after spending three months in an Israeli prison.
Women in Palestine are affected by the difficult political situation and by the inequalities put in place by a patriarchal society
One year after the start of 'Operation Protective Edge', which led to 51 days of devastating hostilities, the people of Gaza are struggling to rebuild their homes and their lives
CIDSE and APRODEV have issued a joint recommendation regarding forced displacement in the West Bank area C, where, between 1988 and 2013, the Israeli military issued 12,570 demolition orders, and where destruction of private Palestinian property and displacement of Palestinians have surged over the last five years.
Forced displacement in the Occupied Palestinian Territory and Israel, Factsheet on international legal standards, November 2013