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*Changing Places Project 2014*
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*EVS in Palestine*

 

Fri 10 October: Palestinian kids speak out. Food - talks - and music by 'The Lion's Share' -a fun evening and a good chance to hear what our young Palestinian guests have to say about being a young person in Palestine under the Israeli occupation. Venue details being sorted out but a good one for your diary. We'll have a birthday cake for CADFA's official 10th birthday (on 4th October).

Sat 11 October, 7pm: Delicious PALESTINIAN MEAL AT HIBA EXPRESS RESTAURANT, 113 High Holborn. We've eaten their lovely food before and we are sure that their £23 meal will be worth it! Many thanks to them for giving part of this money towards the Palestinian children's visit. Please book EARLY by clicking on the button below as there are only 40 places and 10 of them will be taken by our Palestinian guests.

Sat 11 October, 6pm: CADFA AGM - CADFA members are invited to the CADFA AGM at the Hiba Express Restaurant (see above) at 6pm on the same day as the meal. In addition to regular AGM items, Abdul Wahab Sabbah, CADFA's co-ordinator in Abu Dis, will give an update on CADFA work there.

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This website was last updated on:

15 September 2014

Welcome to the
Camden Abu Dis
Friendship Association

Promoting human rights and respect for international humanitarian law in Abu Dis, Palestine.

Charity No.1112717

5 September: Johar Nasser Johar rearrested
5 September: Hassan Eissa Shahdeh from Abu Dis had adminstrative detention extended
26 August: Ceasefire agreed after 51 days of horror, death and destruction in Gaza.
22 August: Six people shot and wounded in their feet during a demonstration against the war on Gaza
July-August: War on Gaza, demonstrations every night in Abu Dis
1 August: Mohammed Nasser (23) beaten and arrested by Israeli army when returning from work
28 July: Eid Mubarak. Hard to celebrate in the context of terrible attacks on Gaza.
July/August:On-going protests in London and Palestine about the Israeli war on Gaza
25 July: Nine people shot dead in the West Bank, 500 injured
20 July: CADFA conference London
12th July: Adam Eriqat shot in the head with a rubber bullet
7th July: Israeli war on Gaza
2 July: Sign our STOP THE RACISM PETITION
29th June: beginning of Ramadan
28th June: Youthpass celebration, Dar Assadaqa
27th June: CADFA party in Lewisham celebrated Adam and Johar's release
23rd June: Major invasion of houses in Abu Dis by Israeli army
22nd June: Israeli army invaded the Al Quds University
22nd June: CADFA event in Norwich
21st June: CADFA event in Cambridge
17th June: Adam and Johar released.
8th June: CADFA Volunteer Event
4th June: Israelis invaded the solidarity tent, shot local cars, arrested people
1st June: Israeli army attacked prisoner solidarity tent in Abu Dis
31st May: CADFA summer fair followed by Prisoner March in Camden
27th May: Dr Sameeh Wehesh killed by Israeli tear gas
22nd May: CADFA ask you to write to the Israeli Embassy about Adam and Johar
15th May: Nakba Day demo in Abu Dis. In Camden, demo against the Israeli tear gas
4th May: Hassan Shuhadeh arrested while prisoners on administrative detention continue their hunger strike
May 2014: Israeli army heightening the Separation Wall, shutting schools with tear gas
28th April: Free the footballers! Adam and Johar arrested
24th April: CADFA prisoner day picket
8 April: CADFA "Evening for Palestine"
30th March: CADFA Cup tournament in London 28th Feb
30th March: Israeli soldiers entered Abu Dis Boys' School, threw tear gas
19th March: Israelis completed wall round Cliff Hotel
15th March: Vigil for Judge Ra'id Za'eter killed by Israeli military
9th March: Women's visit from Palestine
8th March: CADFA International Women's Day celebrations
7th March: CADFA + Hackney group International Women's Day
6th March: CADFA + S.E. London group International Women's
5th March: CADFA + Brent group International Women's Day
Please sign petition for Adam and Johar
22 Jan-2 Feb: Student visit from Palestine
16 February: Six Bedouin homes destroyed by Israel in Azariyeh next to Abu Dis
13 February: Israeli settlers took over Bab al-Shams
1 February:CADFA student twinning conference
31 January: Adam and Johar shot by Israeli soldiers
30 January: Raast play for CADFA
29 January: Stories Under the Kuffiyeh
22 Jan-2 Feb: Student visit from Palestine
18 January: Israeli army invades the Al Quds University again
1st January: Happy New Year 2014
10th December: TEN YEARS OF CAMDEN ABU DIS LINKS in Abu Dis and Camden
27th November: Abu Dis girl died in ambulance prevented from passing Israeli military checkpoint
26th November: many arrests at peaceful demo on road junction with settlement
18th November: Please sign our petition by end November
17th November:30 people wounded at Al Quds University
9th November: Killings at checkpoints and Abu Dis youth shot in face
October 23rd: Disturbances continued in Abu Dis; youth made a hole in Separation Wall
October 22nd: Israeli army demolished house in Abu Dis, closed university, shot and injured.
October 18th: CADFA music evening, Camden
October: Olive Harvest - again very difficult for Abu Dis people whose trees are on the other side of the Separation Wall
October 15th: Happy Eid to those who celebrate
October 8th: Israeli army invaded Al Marfa therapy centre, Abu Dis
Late September: New EVS volunteers in Palestine and UK
21st September: Volunteer Day in Dar Assadaqa and Camden

Early September: CADFA student visit to Palestine together with Palestinian Youth Union Dar Assadaqa moves to third home in Abu Dis!
End August: School year begins in Palestine: UNRWA School still open! CADFA pleased with its role at the end of last year and congratulates everyone local in finding a solution! Many days lost because of Israeli army throwing tear gas round schools.
27th August:Final Common Ground concert in Camden.
25th August: hole made in the Separation Wall in Abu Dis/ Aizariyeh for the third time. Israeli army attacked Al Quds University several times, shot tear gas and rubber bullets, wounded people.
15th-30th August 2013: Common Ground project (young people from Palestine to Aberystwyth, Knighton, Worcester, Oxford, Northampton, Waltham Forest and London
July 2013: Nightly invasions of Abu Dis by Israeli army
Sat 6th July: children's drama performance
Sat 6th July: 'Open the Prison' demo in Camden
July 2013: Children's visit from Palestine a great success in the end - click here for project page and here for blog
*: Save the Abu Dis UNWRA school!*
28 June:CADFA APPEAL for funds to help with extra costs of delayed children's visit
23 June: CADFA child visitors miss flight as their headteacher held by Israelis
19 June: Student twinning conference, SOAS
16 June: Prisoner march (demo) in Camden
8 June: CADFA university student visit from Palestine
May-June: Nightly demos, arrests, clashes, tear gas filling Abu Dis
18 May: Abu Dis journalist shot in the mouth with a rubber bullet
17 May: Abu Dis and Aizariyeh protestors made a hole in the Separation Wall
15 May: Nakba Day protests in Abu Dis and Kentish Town
9 May: Two Abu Dis brothers aged 14 and 15 arrested by Israeli army
28 April: Israeli army invaded houses in Abu Dis
24 April: 'Remembering Jenin' event in Camden
23 April: Exciting news for CADFA – we will organise a visit including kids from Gaza
22 April: Big demonstration in Abu Dis. Israeli army shot a driver in his face while driving a group of children in the main street.
17 April: Camden protest for Palestinian Prisoners' Day
Early April: CADFA group visit to Palestine; new EVS volunteers welcomed in both Camden and Abu Dis
30 March: Land day activities in Abu Dis
24 March: Dar Assadaqa International women's day event in Abu Dis
23 March: CADFA International women's day event in London
20 March: Book launch: 'Look at Our Lives: Student Twinning with Palestine'
20 March: New protest village set up to protest against land expropriation
15 March: ' A Day in My Life' Palestinian women's visit to London
9 March: Dar Assadaqa celebrates International Women's Day
24 Feb: London demo for release of Samer and protesting against killing of Arafat Jaradat
23 Feb: CADFA welcome Sahar Francis from Addameer
12 Feb: Ibrahim Afana arrested (please write letter)
7 Feb: Samer Issawi, 200 days of hunger strike
2 Feb: Bab al-Shams London
End Jan: Four new projects agreed for CADFA: Palestinian women's visit to UK, students' visit, kids' visit and extension of the volunteer project to Palestine
20 Jan: solidarity tent set up in Abu Dis in support of Samer Issawi
17 Jan: demonstration in Abu Dis supporting Samer Issawi, long-term prison hunger striker
Mid-Jan: UN issue report about the Israeli settlements and their effects
11 Jan: Bab al-Shams protest village against the settlement projects
4 Jan - Abu Dis protest on the land the Israelis are again trying to take for the E1 project
28 December: Demo on Abu Dis land against the E1 project
27 December: Israel demolished 2 houses in Aizariyeh in connection with E1 project
25 December: Walid Sharaf and Mohammed Mahmoud Halabiyeh both released from prison December - reports shows 900 Palestinian children have been arrested this year
17 December: Abu Dis and Aizariyeh councils received Israeli confiscation orders taking 1200 donums of land - part of E1 project
10 December: week of Human Rights events begins in Camden - click here for press releases [English] and here [Arabic]
8 December: Human Rights Day in Abu Dis
20 November: another invasion of Al Quds University
18 November: Israeli army invaded Al Quds University
14 November: Israeli war on Gaza
3 November: Football tournament in Regents' Park
2 November: candlelit march for Balfour Day
25 October: Football visit from Palestine
4 October: CADFA's 8th birthday party
3 October: CADFA visit to Palestine
1 October: First CADFA Palestinian volunteers arrive in London 30 September: New land to go to the Qidar settlement
19 September: Nights of Israeli military action and tear gas continue in Abu Dis; last night rubber bullets and young people wounded
12 September: Israeli army caused chaos in mid-Abu Dis by holding a training exercise in the main street.
28 August: 14 year old attacked by Israeli soldiers in Abu Dis - click here for video
28 August: CADFA 'Palestinian evening" in Hastings
19 August: Best wishes for Eid al-Fitr
28 July: Worker on way to Jerusalem killed by soldiers at checkpoint near Abu Dis
21 July: Launch of Stories from our Mothers CD, readings by Julie Christie and Jennie Stoller
21st July: CADFA Conference 2012 - click here for programme and here for photos
6-17th July: CADFA's 7th children's visit from Palestine
16 June-19 July: Summer camp at Dar Assadaqa
27 May: CADFA comedy benefit
13th May: Demo in support of Palestinian prisoners blocks road to Maale Adumim
17th April - Palestinian Prisoners' Day - mass hunger strike begins. PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR PETITION
7th April - Twinning conference, Jenin
Early April - Group visit to Abu Dis
2nd April - Israeli government decides to fund new settlement on Abu Dis land. PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR PROTEST LETTER
1st April - new EVS volunteers to Abu Dis
24th March: Women's celebrations in Abu Dis and Camden
20 March: Vigils for Hana Shalabi and 3 events for women's visit
16 March: Women's visit from Palestine begins
26 February: Candlelit vigil for Khader Adnan in London
21 February: Meeting about Jerusalem and E1 project
15 February: Solidarity picket for Khader Adnan in Abu Dis
14 February: Solidarity picket for Khader Adnan in London
28 January: 'Prisoner march' in Camden
17 January: Launch of Save the schools, protect the people, end the E1 settlement project
1 January 2012: HAPPY NEW YEAR
31 December: Group 1 of EVS volunteers now back and Group 2 on their way to Abu Dis
20 December: Human Rights Day event in Camden
17 December: Prisoner Exchange: 27 Abu Dis prisoners released including Mohammed Saleh Mohsen and all Abu Dis child prisoners
10 December: Human Rights Day event at Dar Assadaqa, Abu Dis
27 November: Salah Ayyad
26 November: Twinning Conference in Liverpool
19 November: Exhibition opening and twinning workshop for students
10-21 November: 'Look at our Lives' student visit to London
13 October: Solidarity with hunger striking prisoners in Camden and Abu Dis
3 October: Dar Assadaqa rennovations begin
2 October: Demo in Abu Dis in support of Palestinian prisoners on their seventh day of hunger strike - article, video, pictures
2 September: First volunteers begin to prepare for EVS in Palestine.
30 August: Eid Mubarak
10 August: Abu Dis students prepare to visit Britain
1 August: Al Quds student killed on first Ramadan
30 July: Good news about CADFA volunteer project
25 July: CADFA AGM
23 July: CADFA summer visit to Palestine begins
June/July: Progress on child prisoner campaign
16-27 June: CADFA's sixth youth visit from Palestine
5 June: Preparing for the youth visit
May 2011: Child prisoners' campaign: 800 signatures to date and still collecting – click here for letter and please return by 14th June
25 April: CADFA at Twinning Conference in Palestine
Saturday 9 April: Camden teachers' visit to Abu Dis - click here, here [Arabic] and here
2 April: CADFA conference
17 March: Bedouin in Abu Dis given house demolition orders
16 March: More Abu Dis land to be confiscated by the Israeli military
3-10 March - CADFA women's visit from Palestine
1 March: Update from child prisoner campaign - click here for letter to sign
19-27 February - CADFA visit to Abu Dis/ Palestine
7 February: Ken Loach benefit for CADFA - click here and here for news articles
25 January: Walid Sharaf (17) taken to hospital from Israeli jail in critical state and family not informed
9 January: Celebration in Abu Dis for release of Ahmed Salah, student from Al Quds University who had been in prison for 3 and a half years
January 2011: Israelis refuse all permission for pregnant women from Abu Dis to go to hospital in Jerusalem




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