Monthly Archives: November 2012

Legalised theft of Palestinian Land

‘appropriation of property…not justified by military necessity, and carried out unlawfully, and wantonly… is a war crime.’ (Article 147, Geneva Convention IV) ‘I like to sleep on my land,’ said Abu Azzam, ‘it makes me feel alive.’ When I first … Continue reading

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Child Arrest in Azzun

A child should be arrested only as a last resource and for the shortest possible time. Article 37 UN Convention on the rights of the child Everyone under the age of 18 has all the rights in the Convention…. The … Continue reading

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The tent school at Arab ar Ramadin – the first step towards demolition

“The Occupying Power shall, with the cooperation of the national and local authorities, facilitate the proper working of all institutions devoted to the care and education of children.” (Article 50 of the Fourth Geneva Convention) The tent school at Arab … Continue reading

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Gaza – it takes two to make peace

A few weeks ago we had a call from Naim, who lives in Jayyous, to invite us to join him in olive picking with some of his Israeli friends. I found myself picking next to an Israeli called Yuval Roth. … Continue reading

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Destroying homes, destroying lives

 “Any destruction by the Occupying Power of real or personal property belonging individually or collectively to private persons…is prohibited.” (Article 53, Geneva Convention IV) They came without warning at 9.00 o’clock on Wednesday 7thNovember. There were 200 soldiers, two bulldozers … Continue reading

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Sderot

Most people have heard of Sderot. It is the place always mentioned when there are rocket attacks on Israel from Gaza. There have been 4,000 rockets fired from Gaza since 2001. It should go without saying that this is against … Continue reading

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There is no occupation, this is not a settlement

Bob Lang lives in Efrat, a settlement within the occupied Palestinian West Bank near Bethlehem.  He got on to our bus at the edge of town to give us a guided tour. It is certainly impressive. It looks like a … Continue reading

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