Today, 21 May 2014, the houses and animal barracks of 13 families (including 71 people) were demolished in Abu Al Jaj Refugee Camp which is located in the middle of the Jordan Valley “Area C” (Under complete control of Israel. The IOF arrived to the camp in the early morning closing all the roads leading to the area, cutting the electricity cables, and destroying their columns.
This morning, occupation forces began a series of demolitions in Abu Ajaj camp in Jeftlek east of Jericho, on the pretext of being very close to "Ntsuwah" settlement that was built on citizens' lands.
Jamal Juma, the coordinator of Stop the Wall campaign, said that demolitions targeted 6 houses, and 12 sheep barracks which has an area of more than 1,000 meters belonging to four brothers Adnan, Omran, Omar, and Ahd Daees.
In Brazil the 15th of May - ‘Nakba Day’, that commemorates the expulsion of over 750,000 Palestinians from their homes and lands between 1947 to 1949 to make space for the founding of the State of Israel - was a day of active solidarity with Palestine and against Elbit Systems. Elbit is the Israeli military company that produces, among others, the Israeli drones used to kill and terrorize Palestinians in Gaza and the surveillance technology for the Apartheid Wall.
20 \ 5 \ 2014 Israeli occupation forces began to demolish commercial establishments in "Al Khalayleh neighborhood" near the village of Nabi Samuel, north-west of Jerusalem.
Ismail Abu Rabah, the representative of the neighborhood committee, said that occupation forces demolished three livestock barracks, part of a carpentry and a shop that sells construction materials; Hasan Al Bis, the owner of the demolished shop said that it had an area of 300 square meters, and was a source of living for ten families.
Khalil Tafakji, of the Mapping and Geographic Information Systems Department of the Arab Studies Society in Jerusalem and expert in settlement affairs spoke about recent settlement plans. He confirmed that Israel is implementing a settlement project that was designed in 1979 and aims at housing a million settlers in the West Bank. As well as establishing another settlement project that was designed in 1994 involving the construction of 58 000 housing units in East Jerusalem by 2020, regardless of the outcome of the peace negotiations with the Palestinians.
two young Palestinians were shot dead by Israeli occupation forces, in 15 \ 5 \ 2014 during the clashes that broke out in front of Ofer prison in conjunction with the 66 th anniversary of Al Nakba, and to support Palestinian prisoners who are on a strike
With all the world watching crimes of the Israeli occupation and settlers against the Palestinian people continue, April 2015 witnessed settlers' uprooting and cracking 729 fruit trees, and abusing Palestinians and their property in various forms.
12 \ 5 \ 2014 "The United Nations' Coordination office of Humanitarian Affairs" (OCHA) stated in a report that the occupation authorities demolished 237 Palestinian buildings since the beginning of this year, 27 in occupied East Jerusalem, and the rest in (c) region in the West Bank under complete control of the occupation, as well as 663 demolished buildings during the last year. Read more
A number of workers in the "Ariel" settlement, that is built by force on the territory of the city of Salfit in the northern West Bank, said that settlers there are working on a scheme to create a cemetery in the northern area of the city to bury the dead settlers.
30\4\2014 Salwa Zeidan, or as she is known by those around her: Umm Ahmad, is an old woman who lives in an amazing house by the old wall in the city of Akka. She has been living there for over 50 years together with her husband and her 10 children, 3 sons and 7 daughters. In 1990 her husband died, and Umm Ahmad became a widow. She proudly shows pictures of the good days the family have had in the house. Pictures of children who have been raised in the house, dinners they have had together in the garden.