Archive for the ‘Palestinian Human Rights’ Category

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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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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17 Demolition Orders Delivered to Al Aqaba — please Call Congress

First, I thank you on behalf of Al Aqaba Village for your commitment to help Palestinian families build their homes on the land they own. Yours is a commitment to fundamental human rights — the right to housing, the rights of children, the right to healthcare, the

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The Al Aqaba Model

Hello Everyone, I would like to inform you about several exciting developments for Rebuilding to Remain. First, I am pleased to announce that UN’s Displacement Working Group has asked Rebuilding Alliance to write a case study about our work in Al Aqaba. They want to know what it

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