In a unique protest action in the threatened village of al-Walaja, residents and local artists harnessed the power of music, theater, dance and poetry. Read more about Al-Walajah village explores theater as a form of resistance
House demolitions and property destruction
In a recent op-ed, the New York Times’ Thomas Friedman smugly offers the Palestinians how to settle their “conflict” with Israel: accept the settlements and the violent settlers, give up a large part of East Jerusalem, and forget about the refugees’ right of return. Read more about Tom Friedman's latest advice to Palestinians: accept a farce of a state
Surrounded on all sides by an Israeli settlement, a fence, walls and gates, the Gharib family’s situation is one of the most extreme and unsettling cases highlighting the effects of Israel’s illegal settlement building in the West Bank. Gharib died just days after this interview. Read more about "I will never give up our house": Sabri Gharib kept promise to resist Israeli settlement until his final day
Gaza families whose homes were destroyed in Israeli attacks can’t rebuild until Israel allows a sufficient quantity of building material into Gaza. Read more about Gaza family awaits new home, 9 years after demolition by Israel
A new report by the European Commission indicates that 82 humanitarian aid projects that it funded in the West Bank and Gaza Strip were destroyed or damaged by Israeli military attacks between 2001-2011. Read more about Israel causes $66 million worth of damage to EU-funded aid projects
Bedouin communities not recognized by the Israeli government not only face frequent home demolitions and land confiscation, but limited access to clean water. Read more about Israeli authorities flout court order to provide Bedouins with water
At least 500 Palestinians face total electricity cuts after Israel issued stop-work orders on solar panel and wind turbine systems in the South Hebron Hills, while illegal settlements in the area are provided with electricity and water. Read more about Israel threatens to demolish German-funded solar energy systems in West Bank
Because of the efforts by Palestine solidarity activists to expose the colonization project of the Jewish National Fund, 2012 could perhaps be the organization’s last year holding charity status in the UK. Read more about Stop the JNF campaign makes steady gains as Israel charity goes "on the retreat" in UK
Israeli bulldozers demolished the only community center and refuge for Palestinian children in the Silwan neighborhood of occupied East Jerusalem. Read more about Israeli forces destroy "the only place for children in Silwan"
Gaza City residents in the coastal Hamami neighborhood are outraged after the Gaza government bulldozed their houses to make way for a major infrastructure project. Read more about Gazans shocked at home demolitions ordered "by our own brothers"