Since 8 July 2014, when Israel launched its air, sea and land military offensive dubbed “Operation Protective Edge”, at least 479 Palestinians have been killed in Gaza, about 75% of whom the UN humanitarian office (OCHA) report to be civilians, with upwards of 3,500 people injured. The casualties have included entire families, women, children and the elderly, as Israeli air strikes have deliberately targeted homes. An estimated number of 472 homes have been totally destroyed with thousands severely damaged. Mass displacement has escalated across Gaza with upwards of 100,000 displaced, with an estimated 43% of Gaza’s territory declared as a “no-go...
23/07/2014 - 12:04 | Reports & Publications
Palestinian NGOs in Israel reject the "Sectarian Representation Law": "We hold on to our Arab Palestinian Identity"
We, the Palestinian civil society organizations in Israel, absolutely reject the new law enacted by the Knesset on 24 February 2014, which replaces Arab representation on a public advisory board of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission with sectarian representation. This new law is a dangerous attempt by the state to distort the Arab identity of Palestinians in Israel. Despite its actual marginal impact, racist motives underlie this law and foreshadow the enactment of more racist bills and policies, which we will oppose.
02/03/2014 - 13:17 | Reports & Publications
The debate around the recruitment of Arab citizens of Israel to the Israeli military has intensified in the last month. In recent years, Israel has been increasingly proactive in the recruitment of Arabs to service. Some young people have been susceptible to the assimilation
11/02/2014 - 16:42 | Reports & Publications
The Druze community was systematically and constantly segregated from other Palestinians, with a huge influence of Israeli policies. Their ID cards and many legal aspects, such as separate electoral in local municipality, reinforce the idea of a separated group and also reinforce their identity as a national one
04/02/2014 - 11:21 | Reports & Publications
Several major protests have been coordinated in response to this catastrophic plan. Meticulous and intensive grassroots work culminated with prominent days of action in the Naqab as well as in the North on 15 July and 1 August. One of the most remarkable aspects of these events has been the unprecedented leadership of young people
19/08/2013 - 08:57 | Reports & Publications
We are proud to be able to announce today the release of Baladna Association for Arab Youth new Biennial Activities Report, 2011-2013
16/08/2013 - 12:33 | Reports & Publications
Statement released by Baladna – Association for Arab Youth on the occasion of International Youth Day
12/08/2013 - 18:41 | Reports & Publications
Baladna has been named a winner by the Youth Solidarity Fund of the United Nation
07/08/2013 - 11:37 | Reports & Publications