Ibda’a Condemns the Israeli Military

 Ibda’a Condemns the Israeli Military

Ibda’a Condemns the Israeli Military

For Immediate Release

Ibda’a Cultural Center Management

Date: September 23rd, 2019

Ibda’a Condemns the Israeli Military

The Israeli Military invaded Ibda’a Cultural Center’s main building in the early morning hours of September 23rd, 2019.

Bethlehem, Palestine – The Administration of Ibda'a Cultural Center in Dheisheh Refugee Camp denounces the barbaric raid of the Zionist occupation army on its main building earlier this morning, including the destruction of the main doors of the institution and some of its property.

According to the Center's administration, this is the sixth time that the Zionist forces have attacked the facilities of the institution, and recklessly destroyed its property. This building houses both the day care and the nursery for young children.

In one such raid, Israeli forces stole computers, files, meeting records, etc. and did not return them despite taking them to court to force them to return the stolen property.

Ibda’a Cultural Center calls on all human rights and humanitarian institutions to support us in confronting these repeated attacks and to stand by the institution in their legal battle against ongoing violations.

Ibda'a Cultural Center (Ibda'a) is a grassroots, community-based organization located in the Dheisheh refugee camp within occupied Palestinian Territory. Since its foundation in 1994, Ibda'a serves more than 2000 children, youth and women annually. Ibda'a’s mission is to create a positive atmosphere for children, youth and women in the refugee camp in order to assist them in developing creativity and leadership skills through a range of social, cultural and educational activities.