Settlers burn crops in the West Bank
A time to cry - A cryout from Jerusalem - Rim Banna
This song is taken from a CD, which has been supported by The Norwegian Church Aid and the World Council of Churches. Some of the songs on the CD are written especially for the occasion, some are traditional songs from Palestine, mostly about Jerusalem. Under the headline "A time to cry" they add to a 3000 years old tradition in Jerusalem: To cry and lament the city whose children so often have suffered. Read more.
A time to cry - A cryout from Jerusalem - Wissam Murad
This is the second song from the same CD.
On the CD four Palestinian voices, Rim Banna, Nai Barghouti, Wissam Murad and Jawaher Shofani give a live concert together with an international band to a packed audience. They all strive to find enough space in the small rooms in the house where 90 years old Rafiq Al-Kurd and her family still live in Sheikh Jarrah. Read more.
Settlers attack Ecumenical Accompaniers in Sheikh Jarrah
On 5th April 2010, Israeli settlers attacked three Ecumenical Accompaniers in the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood of East Jerusalem. One of the accomaniers, a woman in her sixties, was hit by a rock. Four of the young men in the video were later temporarily banned from the area. Read about the incident here.
The housing crisis in East Jerusalem
Israel's discriminatory planning system often forces Palestinians to build homes 'illegally'. The Jerusalem municipality's refusal to grant Palestinians building permits is linked to an official drive to ensure a Jewish majority in the city of Jerusalem. Hundreds of Palestinians, having saved for years to build homes, have seen them demolished, and the pace of these demolitions is increasing. The impact on chances for a peaceful solution to the conflict is devastating.