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Leon Rosselson, letter to the Guardian, 28 July 2014

“Before the current round of violence, the West Bank had been relatively quiet for years,” writes Jonathan Freedland (Israel’s fears are real, but this war is utterly self-defeating, 26 July). According to B’Tselem, the Israeli human rights centre, 90 West Bank Palestinians were killed, 16 of them children, by the IDF or by settlers between January 2009 and May 2014. According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, there have been 2,100 settler attacks since 2006, involving beatings, shootings, vandalising schools, homes, mosques, churches and destroying olive groves. According to Amnesty International, between January 2011 and December 2013, Israeli violence resulted in injuries to 1,500 Palestinian children. “Relatively quiet” for whom?


Camden-Abu Dis Friendship Assocation (Cadfa)

Some of you, together with people from other twinning groups, are already coming on our next visit to Palestine, which we are organising with the Twinning Network for the week after the Easter weekend.  We are still taking bookings for that visit. We are planning a tour of north and south in the West Bank (staying in two places to allow travel without too much travelling)  but we find we are now trying to fit in visits to TOO MANY towns, villages, refugee camps (and in all cases to local organisations including twinning groups) so we sent something to participants asking for their views on which places they would MOST like to go to.

See below  for something we sent them, asking for their priorities. If this encourages any of you to join us, great – let us know please! And if you let us know right now which places among these are of most interest to you, you have a chance of shaping the tour.

Of course you will have plenty of time to get to know Abu DIs and to find out about CADFA work there. And April is such a lovely time of year there.

We really hope to encourage CADFA members and supporters to go on this visit – Please contact us if you are interested.

For more information contact Cadfa

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