Wednesday, June 27, 2012

URGENT: Appeal for international presence in Al Aqaba

Two days ago, Israeli officials delivered five demolition orders to structures in Al Aqaba. One of the structures targeted is the home of the Jaber family, with ten children. Since the army has been demolishing homes in the nearby bedouin community of Al Maleh, and the village's latest master plan was recently rejected, there is reason to believe Al Aqaba may be targeted in the next few days. There are three internationals in the village now, and a few more are on their way. If you want to visit Al Aqaba this weekend and lend your presence, please contact Haj Sami at 059-906-8808 or Gila at 054-747-4783. For those in the States who would be willing to contact their representatives, e-mail me at and I can help you with that. Jaber's home Demolition order, saying that in 1/1/2000 they sent a building freeze order and to return the land to the way it was, and now the person in charge of the land has 3 days to re-apply for a permit from Bet El, if circumstances have changed. Our volunteer Gila and Haj Sami and residents holding up posters of Al Aqaba children, to be used as part of a non-violent demonstration if the army comes.