Israelische Friedensbewegung ICAHD sucht Dialog in Deutschland

Vortrag von Yahav Zohar am 23.2.2010 im Evangelischen Gemeindehaus Grafing

("Israelisches Komitee gegen Hauszerstörungen")

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Yahav Zohar bei seinem Vortrag

Westbank, braun: Gebiet unter palestinesischer Kontrolle, blau: israelische Siedlungen, rosa: von Israel beanspruchte Gebiete

Familie Salim und Arabiya Sahwamreh vor ihrem neu erbauten Haus

Kurz nach dem Einzug werden sie von diesem freundlichen Herrn aufgefordert, innerhalb einer Stunde ihr Haus zu verlassen.

Mit Hilfe vieler Freiwilliger wird das Haus unter der Leitung von ICAHD wieder aufgebaut.

Kurz nach der Fertigstellung wird das Haus wieder zerstört ...

... und von ICAHD wieder aufgebaut.

Die dritte Zerstörung. Jeff Halper, der Gründer von ICAHD, kettet sich an das Haus.

Die Israelis haben ihr Ziel erreicht: Familie Sahwamreh gibt auf.

Trotzdem wird das Haus zum vierten Mal aufgebaut: Es wird das Hauptquartier von ICAHD.

STATISTICS ON HOUSE DEMOLITIONS (1967-2009)

ICAHD estimates that some 24,130 Palestinian homes have been demolished in the Occupied Territories since 1967, based on information gleaned from the Israeli Ministry of Interior, the Jerusalem Municipality, the Civil Administration, OCHA and other UN sources, Palestinian & Israeli human rights groups, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, our field work and other sources. Last updated on 13 February 2009.

Types of demolitions

  1. Punitive demolitions: Houses demolished as punishment for the actions of people associated with the houses. This policy was suspended by the IDF in February, 2005 after it reached the conclusion that rather than deterring attacks, punitive demolitions only enflame the people and lead to more attacks. The practice was resumed on 19 January 2009. Although this is thought of by most people as the main reason why houses are demolished, in fact punitive demolitions account for only 8.5% of all defined demolitions.

  2. Administrative demolitions: Houses demolished for lack of a building permit. This happens in Area C and in East Jerusalem, under exclusive Israeli authority, though prior to the existence of Areas A, B & C it occurred in other areas as well. It is important to point out that in almost all cases, Palestinians have no choice but to build "illegally" as permits will not be granted. It is also the case that in Area B, if a house is in close proximity to a military base or a road used by the military or settlers, it may also face administrative demolition. This type of demolition accounts for approximately 27% of defined demolitions.

  3. Land-clearing operations/Military demolitions: Houses demolished by the IDF in the course of military operations for the purposes of clearing off a piece of land (for whatever reason), achieve a military goal or to kill wanted persons as part of Israel's policy of extrajudicial executions. Military demolition account for about 65.5% of defined demolitions.

  4. Undefined demolitions: ICAHD is collecting information and investigating the status of many demolitions carried out between 1967-1982. Preliminary results indicate these will include demolitions from all categories but with the majority being land-clearing operations/military and punitive.