Rebuilding to Remain in Palestine

Jan 25, 2012

Rebuilding to Remain invited as a model for villages in Area C

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 took to get the Brigadier General to visit.

Second, Jerusalem Legal Aid and Human Rights Center (JLAC) lawyers went to Al Aqaba on January 3rd and filed petitions in time to meet the January 5th deadline to freeze demolition orders for homes on the outskirts of the town.

Just to clarify, these new demolition orders are not for the homes we are building. Demolition orders were issued for homes on the outskirts of town but, surprisingly, new houses that were recently built in the center of town did not get demolition orders. This is positive news.  Since the houses being built in the Rebuilding to Remain program are in the center of town, it gives us hope that they will remain standing. Meanwhile, we’ll do our best to advocate to keep the whole village standing, along with all Palestinian homes in Area C.

Finally, we are excited to announce that a construction company has been chosen for this project.

Please keep your eyes peeled for more updates that we will be sending soon! As always, I would also like to thank you for contributing to Rebuilding to Remain and making this project possible.


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Project Leader

Donna Baranski-walker

Executive Director
San Mateo, California Palestine

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