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18/07/2010
02/08/2010

REBUILDING FOR THE HAMDAN FAMILY, 2010

 

This year we, the participants of ICAHD`s 2010 work camp, will be rebuilding the home of the Hamdan family: the parents Youssef and Ouda and their four children, Mohamed, Kassem, Saja and Hasma. The Hamdan home, located in the Jerusalem section of Anata, was first demolished in 2005 for lack of a building permit (which is virtually impossible for Palestinians to acquire). ICAHD began rebuilding the home in its 2007 work camp, but because the Wall was being built just in front of their home at the time, conflicts between the residents and the police and army reached such a pitch that we were forced to suspend the construction and move to another house. In 2008 we returned to the Hamdan home and rebuilt it, only to have it demolished once again. Now we are back to rebuild the home for the third time.

 

The vast majority of homes built by ICAHD have remained, but we do lose some, occasionally twice, three or even four times. ICAHD rebuilds homes with our Palestinian, Israeli and international partners as acts of political resistance to the Occupation, not as humanitarian acts. In that context rebuilding makes sense, even if it means repeated confrontations with the Israeli authorities.

 

We seek demolition – the demolition of the Occupation and oppression – and so we engage in construction, constructing a just peace.

 

 

 

 

 

ICAHD SUMMER CAMP SCHEDULE 2010

July 18 – August 2 

Arrival Day – Sunday, July 18

16:00 – Participants meet at ICAHD office

17:30 – Travel to camp; Introduction to ICAHD staff, orientation

18:30 – Dinner at Beit Arabeya

 

Day 1: Monday, July 19

 

Work:

·         clean site

·         shuttering for concrete columns

Schedule

07:30 – Breakfast

08:00 – Introduction for all

08:30 – Non–violence training

10:45 – Walking tour of Anata and introductions to local people (Jeff and Salim)

14:00 – Lunch

16:00 – 18:30 – Work at building site

19:30 – Dinner at Beit Arabyia

20:30 – Jeff and Salim: slide show presentation on House demolitions.

 

Day 2 – Tuesday, July 20

 

Working:

·         Release column shuttering

·         Prepare hollow blocks for exterior wall

·         Shuttering for roof

Schedule

08:00 – Breakfast – at Beit Arabyia

08:30 – 1:30 – Work at building site

14:00 - Lunch – at Beit Arabyia

15:00 – 18:30 – Work at building site

19:30 – Dinner at Beit Arabyia

20 : 30 : Talk by Xavier Abu EidPLO Negotiating Support Unit

 

Day 3 – Wednesday, July 21

 

Work:

  • Continue hollow blocks for exterior wall
  • Hollow blocks for roof
  • Reinforcements for roof

 

Schedule

08:00 – Breakfast

08:30 – 13:00 - Leave for Jerusalem Tour of the Old City with Yahav

11:00 – Tea break in the Old City “Papa Andreas Coffe shop”

13:30 – Lunch – at Beit Arabyia

16:30 – 18:30 - Work at building site

19:30 – Dinner

20:00 -- Film screening on East Jerusalem and talk

 

Day 4 – Thursday, July 22

 

Work:

·         Finish reinforcements for roof

·         Pour concrete for roof

Schedule:

08:00 – Breakfast

08:30 – 13:30 - Work at building site

14:00 – Lunch – At Beit Arabyia

16:30 – 18:30 - Work at building site

19:30 – Dinner – at Beit Arabyia

20:30 – Talk with representative of BDS movement

 

Day 5 – Friday, July 23

Schedule

08:00 – Breakfast

08:30 – 13:30 – Work at building site

14:00 – Lunch with Jeff + Briefing about the Matrix of Control Tour.

15:00 – 18:30 - Matrix of Control Tour

18:30 – Return to Beit Arabyia; dinner outside

Night OFF

 

Day 6 – Saturday, July 24

 

Work:

  • Windows
  • Begin plastering outside of house
  • Hollow blocks around the top of the house

Schedule

08:00 – Breakfast

08:30 – 13:30 – Work at building site

14:30 – Tour and meeting '48 Palestinian residents of Ramleh/Lod/Lydda

20:30:  Return to Beit Arabiya

 

Day 7 – Sunday, July 25

 

Today we will work on:

  • Remove shuttering
  • Partitions inside the house
  • Frames for the doors

 

Schedule:

08:00 – Breakfast

08:30 – 13:30 – Work at building site

14:00 – Lunch at Beit Arabyia

16:00 – 18:00 Work at building site

19:00 – Dinner

18:30 – 19:30 – Discussion with members of Palestinian and Israeli women's groups

 

Day 8 – Monday, July 26

 

Today we will work on:

  • Start electricity + plumbing work
  • Plastering the inside of the house

Schedule:

08:00 – Breakfast

08:30 – 11:30 – Work at building site

12:00- Lunch

13:00- Leaving for ICAHD office and Meeting with Yehuda Shaul (Breaking the Silence)

Hebron tour with Yehuda

18:30 – Return to Beit Arabyia

19:30 – Dinner – Beit Arabyia

20:30 – Debriefing with Miri+ Jeff

 

Day 9 – Tuesday, July 27

 

Work:

  • Finish plastering
  • Begin tilework

Schedule

08:00 - Breakfast 

 

08:30 – 13:30 - Work at building site

14:00 – Lunch – at Beit Arabyia

16:00 - 18:30 – Work at building site

19:00 : dinner

19:30 – Meeting with Israeli activists

 

Day 10 – Wednesday, July 28

 

 

Work:

  • Finish tilework
  • Aluminum window frames
  • Bars for downstairs windows

 

Schedule:

08:30 – 13:00 : morning off

14:00 – Return to  Beit Arabiya; lunch

16:00 – 18:30 – Work at building site

19:30 – Dinner at Beit Arabiya

Evening program

 

Day 11 – Thursday, July 29

 

Work:

  • Install doors (Steel front, wooden inside)

Schedule:

08:00 – Breakfast

08:30 – 13:00 – Work at building site

14:00 – Lunch

15:00 – Talk with Shir Hever (AIC) on the economics of the Occupation

16:00 – 18:30 – Work at building site

19:30 – Dinner – at Beit Arabyia

Evening program

 

Day 12 – Friday, July 30

08:00 – Breakfast – at Beit Arabyia

08:30 – 13:30 – Work at building site

14:00 - Lunch – at Beit Arabyia

16:00 – 18:30 – Work at building site

19:30 – Dinner – in Beit Arabiya

Day 13 – Saturday, July 31

Schedule:

08:00 – Breakfast

08:30 – 13:30 – Work at building site

14:00 – Lunch

16:00 – 18:30 – Work at building site

19:00 – Dinner at Beit Arabyia

Evining off

Day 14 – Sunday august 1st

Today we will work on:

·         Clean house and FINISH!!

Schedule

08:00 – Breakfast

08:30 – walk to building site

11:00 – tea break

13:30 – back to Beit Arabyia

14:00 – Lunch

15:30 – dedication ceremony

19:30 – Dinner/Party – at Beit Arabyia

 

 

Day 15 – Monday 2d

08:00 – breakfast

09:30 - departure

 

 





 

 

 

 



The Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions is based in Jerusalem and has chapters in the United Kingdom and the United States.



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