Jahalin Bedouin School Khan El Ahmar: Legal Status of "Car Tyres & Mud" school.Angela Godfrey-Goldstein - * Stop work order issued by Civil Administration 23rd June 2009* Demolition order issued shortly thereafter 23rd July 2009 * Petition against demolition filed 4th August, 2009 by Adv. Shlomo Lecker* Interim court order given; State asked to respond to petition within 7 days* 11th August, 2009 State asked for 14 day extension to respond, stating it would not challenge decision if status quo [Latin, The existing state of things at any given date.] Status quo ante bellum means the state of things before the war. The status quo to be preserved by a preliminary injunction is the last actual, peaceable, uncontested status which preceded the pending controversy. of building maintained* 12th August, 2009 Court issued permanent interim order with two conditions: Construction work must stop / The structure must not be utilised* 12th August, 2009 Lecker wrote to Attorney General's office, asking them to agree to operate school and change interim order* On 16th August, 2009 Lecker received response stating State's position would be clarified in Response to Petition, to be submitted 25th August, 2009Legal Fees: 25% local Jahalin, 25% ICAHD ICAHD Israeli Committee Against Home Demolitions , 50% NRCWhat Can You Do? Please contact:Minister of Defence, Ehud Barak, Ministry of Defence, Kirya, Tel Aviv Tel Aviv (tĕl əvēv`), city (1994 pop. 355,200), W central Israel, on the Mediterranean Sea. Oficially named Tel Aviv–Jaffa, it is Israel's commercial, financial, communications, and cultural center and the core of its largest andHead of the Civil Administration, Brigadier General Yoav Mordechai,Central Command, Neve Yaakov Neve Yaakov, also Neve Ya'aqov (; Hebrew: נווה יעקב , JerusalemRequest them to commit to their responsibilities under Oslo and Fourth Geneva Convention The Fourth Geneva Convention (or GCIV) relates to the protection of civilians during times of war "in the hands" of an enemy and under any occupation by a foreign power. to provide education, health facilities and all human rights to West Bank Bedouin refugees and cease displacement in Area "C". N.B.: A bus, costing $40,000 (incl. parts, fuel, insurance and driver) is required to get children aged 10+ to schools in Jericho or Azaria. If you can contribute to this fund, please send cheques made out to Angela Godfrey at PO Box 10039, Geulim, Jerusalem, 91100, since bus money previously collected has gone towards legal fees and building supplies for the school. Receipts will be supplied. Background Information:* School designed and partly funded (e1/48000) by Italian NGO NGO
Noun 1. NGO - an organization that is not part of the local or state or federal government
nongovernmental organization "Vento di Terra"* Funding also from Sisters of Camboni (e1/410,000), ICAHD (e1/48,000) with SIVMO and France-Palestine Solidarite de St. Etienne* International volunteer builders (Rabbis for Human Rights Rabbis for Human Rights describes itself as "the rabbinic voice of conscience in Israel, giving voice to the Jewish tradition of human rights". Their membership includes Reform, Orthodox, Conservative and Reconstructionist rabbis and students. ICAHD) and Bedouin* The school (4 classrooms) to cater for 70 Bedouin Jahalin pupils aged 6-10 who have no alternative educational facilities and currently receive NO education (80 children in the community cannot attend as the school is not big enough)* Many Bedouin children receive no education due to high cost and irregularity A defect, failure, or mistake in a legal proceeding or lawsuit; a departure from a prescribed rule or regulation.
An irregularity is not an unlawful act, however, in certain instances, it is sufficiently serious to render a lawsuit invalid. of local transport to Palestinian schools in Azaria or Jericho* Three small children killed on Jericho Road at Khan el Ahmar in past year* School will be premises for community activities, and mobile medical clinic* The PA has committed to provide six teachers Additional Information* Over 3,000 Jahalin Bedouin in Ma'ale Adumim area, including Khan el Ahmar, have military eviction orders (since 2007) with no alternative location offered* 30,000 Bedouin refugees from Negev live in "Area C" and receive no support from IDF/Civil Administration (responsible under Fourth Geneva Convention for health, education and all other human rights -- none of which supplied)* Regular demolitions in "Area C" but past statistics minimal -- because demolition orders cite "clearance of garbage" not "demolition of structure" * 80% of West Bank Bedouin (Jahalin, Kaabneh, Azazmeh, Ramadeen, Sariaa Rashaida) registered with UNRWA UNRWA United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East as refugees since early 50s, having fled Israeli "Operation Broom", to Gaza, Jordan or West Bank* WB Bedouin live in isolated encampments of herding communities in desert areas near Hebron, Bethlehem, Jerusalem, Jericho Jordan Valley * All suffer severe restrictions by IDF (Intermediate Distribution Frame) A wiring rack located between the MDF (main distribution frame) and the intended end user devices (telephones, routers, PCs, etc.). Cables run from the outside world to the MDF and then to the IDFs. See MDF and wiring rack. on movement, total lack of building permits, land confiscations, proximity to settlements high unemployment* Israeli authorities regularly pressure, threaten, intimidate oppress op·press
tr.v. op·pressed, op·press·ing, op·press·es
1. To keep down by severe and unjust use of force or authority: a people who were oppressed by tyranny.
2. local communities to force relocation. Measures include restriction of pastoral areas, removal of means of livelihood, imposition of various penalties, monetary fines, confiscation confiscation
In law, the act of seizing property without compensation and submitting it to the public treasury. Illegal items such as narcotics or firearms, or profits from the sale of illegal items, may be confiscated by the police. Additionally, government action (e.g. of water tanks, power generators livestock, imprisonment Imprisonment
See also Isolation.
former federal maximum security penitentiary, near San Francisco; “escapeproof.” [Am. Hist.: Flexner, 218]
German prison ship in World War II. [Br. Hist. , physical abuse killing of Bedouin livestock, road blocks to isolate communities deprivation of access to services, destruction of services (e.g. destruction Wadi Abu Hindi primary school), destruction of roads, house raids by Israeli armed patrols by day night (Al Jib raided at 3.00 a.m. to register ID numbers phones of resident there) regular demolitions* Most suffer from extreme poverty absence of all services or regular access to health, education, work, electricity, water or food security* Demolitions, appropriation displacement regularly precede settlement development on those lands, or Wall infrastructure* Bedouin suffer from settler violence regular settler harassment* "Area C" is zoned as agricultural land, so building permits are never given; all settlements are "Area C" (60% WB) as are settlement industrial estates, military bases, settler roadsHealth* INGOs have set up mobile clinics but regular accessible healthcare remains a pressing problem especially for aged, disabled, children pregnant women* Healthcare rarely prioritised by Bedouin as need to survive overtakes itWater* Most have no water connection; many depend on INGOs and UN agencies for water animal fodder in this worst drought in 60 years (four years of no rain)Electricity* West Bank Bedouin have no connection to electricity grids of either PA or Israeli settlements depend on generators or oil lampsEducation* Bedouin increasingly seek education, as traditional life forcibly challenges students, especially girls, who face overwhelming obstacles to access schools lack electricity for home studying; buses required to ensure school attendance
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