“If you want to envision neighborliness, Al Aqaba is good. 17 countries, agencies have come, visited and like what they saw enough to invest. Share our dream, invest in peace!”
– Haj Sami Sadeq, Head of Al Aqaba Village Council West Bank, Jordan Valley, Palestine
Palestinian families are prohibited from building on their own land. Since 1967 the Israeli army demolished over 24,800 Palestinian homes, displaced more than 180,300 people, and built Israeli-only settlements on land that belongs to Palestinian families. Demolition orders now blanket the Jordan Valley. This man-made policy can be changed. Start in Al Aqaba. Families are ready to move home despite the risks. They need good design, mortgage financing, solid advocacy to build trust and a future.