Israel Committee against House Demolitions (ICAHD)
ISRAEL COMMITTEE AGAINST HOUSE DEMOLITIONS (ICAHD)
A self-described nonviolent, direct-action group, the Israel Committee Against House Demolitions was established to oppose the Israeli demolition of Palestinian houses in the occupied territories. It opposes as well the expansion of Jewish settlements in the occupied territories and policies of "closure" and "separation." ICAHD describes its activities as resistance and protest, including attempts by its members to physically block bulldozers sent to demolish homes; dissemination of information to the Israeli public and the international community; and the provision of support to Palestinian families, particularly in dealing with Israeli authorities. ICAHD maintains a web site (http://www.icahd.org) where it posts information about Israeli demolition in the occupied territories, which it claims destroyed as many as 4,500 Palestinian homes during the al-Aqsa Intifada. ICAHD supports the peace process and the creation of a Palestinian state.