Rebuilding a Future in Palestine!

 
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Rebuilding a Future in Palestine!

Rebuilding a Future in Palestine!
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Map showing location of Al Aqaba Village

Map showing location of Al Aqaba Village
in the West Bank -- far from borders, far from the Separation Wall. (view small | med | large | orig)

The Kindergarten in Al Aqaba serving 130 children

The Kindergarten in Al Aqaba serving 130 children
In 2003, Rebuilding Alliance received a grant to build a school that would not be demolished. We were introduced to Al Aqaba who needed a new kindergarten. They had just won their case before the Israeli High Court, requiring the Israeli Army to cease training exercises in the village and to remove its training camp from the village gates. The Israeli Army complied -- the villagers were ready to move home, they needed a kindergarten! As we were building, the Israeli Army placed nearly the whole village including the mosque, the medical clinic, nearly all the homes and the kindergarten under demolition order. The village petitioned the High Court again in 2007 and continues to press for the right to issue building permits in accordance with their urban plan -- like any other town in the world. (view small | med | large | orig)

Village Master Plan, denied for the 2nd time

Village Master Plan, denied for the 2nd time
The village is now completing a 3rd master plan to submit to the Israeli Civil Administration under the guidance of their attorney at the Jerusalem Human Rights and Legal Aid Society. (view small | med | large | orig)

Israeli Army downsizes village

Israeli Army downsizes village
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Pinwheels for Peace

Pinwheels for Peace
Al Aqaba was the first school in the Middle East to join Pinwheels for Peace. The children write what peace means to them and draw what it looks like. (view small | med | large | orig)

Children of Al Aqaba in 2003

Children of Al Aqaba in 2003
When Rebuilding Alliance first visited to plan the kindergarten (view small | med | large | orig)

Pinwheels for Peace

Pinwheels for Peace
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2011 Graduating Class at the Al Haq Kindergarten!

2011 Graduating Class at the Al Haq Kindergarten!
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2011 Kindergarten Graduation Performance!

2011 Kindergarten Graduation Performance!
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Organization

Project Leader

Donna Baranski-walker

Executive Director
San Mateo, CA United States

Where is this project located?

Map of Rebuilding a Future in Palestine!