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 April 2012   


This month is considered to be one of the most active months. With all the uprising of the prisoners’ movements and the public moves supporting their cause and demands. Jerusalem itself witnessed some of the change that took place.
This issue of MSD monthly newsletters presents the updates of MSD work during this month. The Data Bank revealed a new report by municipality that uncovers its policies in issuing building permits. These policies aim to displace Palestinians and increase restrictions imposed on them.

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>>  Jerusalemite Workers : Informing the International Labor Organization about situations of Palestinian workers in Jerusalem

>>Palestinian Child Day in partnership with Save the Children- Sweden


>>  Public Relations Activities


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Prisoners : "Hadarim" prison administration bans Al-Maqdese lawyer from visiting Palestinian prisoners

At the end of this month, the prison administration banned our lawyer from visiting the prisoners on hunger strike, under the pretext of their inability to leave their beds due to their strike that is ongoing for the sixth day. Read more »

Judaization of Jerusalem : A report by the municipality reveals the discriminative policies in sorting houses with demolition orders

Al-Maqdese received a report issued by the inspection department in the municipality of occupation. This report is addressed to the head of municipality based on his demand. The report addressed building conditions in Jerusalem between 2004 and 2011, the number of indictments submitted against Palestinians for unauthorized construction, number of field visits by municipality staff to the buildings in East Jerusalem, number of approved requests to get the approval of document number 4, which determines the compatibility between building and permit conditions. Read more »

Advocacy Al-Maqdese Social Department :  Al-Maqdese participates in a regional workshop on opioid substitution treatment Jerusalem

Al-Maqdese delegation from the Rehabilitation Department participated in a regional workshop titled “training of trainers on opioid substitution treatment”, which was held from 16-14th of April in Beirut; 12 Arab countries participated in the event. The workshop was implemented and supervised by SIDC and MENAHRA, under the auspicious of the Lebanese Ministry of Health. The workshop is one of a series of workshops which aim at building capacities of the experts on implementing harm reduction strategies Read more »

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