Archive for the ‘News’ Category

1000 people came to the Wedding in Al Aqaba!

Dear Khaled, Al Aqaba Village opened our first ‘Rebuilding to Remain’ home with over a thousand people celebrating a wedding to mark the return of the first family of displaced citizens, newlyweds, to their village and their new affordable home.  The wedding invitation read,  “Al Aqaba Rural

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Letter to Senator Feinstein

Dear Friend, Thanks to your support, we’re now very close to completing the fundraising to meet Rebuilding Alliance’s commitment to construct the first three homes in the Rebuilding to Remain program.  More challenging is whether or not the Palestinian National Authority will be able to meet their

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Birthing Center – Planning for Launch

Dear Friend, Thank you again for making it possible to realize a dream in the creation of the first Palestinian Birthing Center in Area C, the Jordan River Valley.    We’re getting closer to project implementation as we work to address three important questions:  (1) Customs Approval, (2)

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Good News! A Grant to launch the 3rd Abir’s Garden!

Hello Friends, We have some good news!  We have been notified by our friends at Playgrounds for Palestine that they will provide a grant to allows us to begin construction of a third Abir’s Garden Playground right away. Ideally, we would like to use your donations to

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It Stopped Because the World Responded

Dear Friends, The immediate crisis in Al Aqaba Village has been averted, thanks to the intervention of so many people at all levels:  Al Aqaba’s Mayor and villagers, Governor Marwan Toubassi, activists on site, grassroots advocates, Congressmen and Congresswomen and their staff, the U.S. State Department, the UN, and many

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Will Israel’s high court respect Palestinian family’s human rights?

Will Israel’s high court respect Palestinian family’s human rights?

Quoted from Mondoweiss article: “On the Fourth of July, when their American friends are on holiday, Israeli High Court Justice Esther Hayut will decide whether or not to demolish a Palestinian family’s home, their goat barns, and three other small businesses owned by other villagers. The plaintiffs,

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Five houses, and another five, and a bulldozer, and a prison cell

Quoted from the article: “There had been this week very much media attention for five other houses in a very different part of the West Bank – the five houses evacuated by settlers at the Ulpana Hill in the settlement of Beit El. The five houses in

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IDF takes over Palestinian village for live-fire training exercises

Quoted from the Mondoweiss article: “This is one of the few times since 2001 that the IDF has conducted live-fire training exercises in al-Aqaba, but incidents involving the army entering the village have occurred more recently. On February 22, 2012, over 250 Israeli troops entered the village to camp

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Israeli Troops Move into Al Aqaba Village

Israeli Troops Move into Al Aqaba Village

Another development now underway in the village of Al Aqaba:  Several Israel military jeeps and personnel carriers, 11 vehicles total, moved into the village this evening at dusk. Israeli soldiers with sleeping bags seem to be preparing to conduct a training exercise and stay the night in

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Don’t say we did not know 306

El-Mahrur is an agricultural neighbourhood of Beit Jala, a few hundred metres from the settlement Har Gilo. On Tuesday, 3rd April, 2012, before dawn, an IDF force arrived and demolished four agricultural buildings, a cistern, and 55 electricity poles. Questions & queries: amosg@shefayim.org.il

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