Abir's Garden: a Safe Place to Grow

$1,930 $9,063
Raised Remaining

Thank you so much for your past support of Rebuilding Alliance's workl We've used every dollar donated to remarkable results. I ask for your help once again.

In just a few hours time, GlobalGiving will match by 30% every dollar donated, up to $1000. They have $100,000 to give away in just 24hrs on Wednesday Oct. 19th, Eastern Time.

We need your help to rebuild Palestinian homes, schools, playgrounds, libraries.  If you would like to donate to the next Abir's Garden Playground, please go to http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/abirs-garden-a-playground-for-siir-girls-school/  We're making this into an ongoing project with Combatants for Peace.  Your donation will now help build the 3rd playground, in living memory of Abir Aramin.

Please donate as early in the day as you can, before the funds run out.

Questions, suggestions? Please call me at 650 325-4663.

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In August, the Jerusalem prosecutor dismissed Abir’s case without filing charges, supposedly for lack of evidence – despite 14 witnesses and an independent autopsy. On Oct. 1, 2007 Israeli attorney Michael Sfard, esq., and Israeli human rights group, Yesh Din appealed the Israeli prosecutor’s decision to close the investigation file on death of Abir Aramin.

On Oct. 23rd, the Rebuilding Alliance organized a Contact Congress Telecon with constituents and senior staffers from Senators Feinstein, Boxer, and Congresswoman Eshoo’s office. Bassam Aramin – Abir’s father and co-founder of Combatants for Peace, Zohar Shapira and Avishay Sharon – also of Combatants for Peace, and Cindy Corrie – board member of the Rebuilding Alliance presented Abir’s case. The staffers promised to raise this issue with the Senators and Congresswoman and make inquiries to the Israeli Embassy and U.S. State Department on our behalf. Our committee’s follow-up: a letter to the Senators and Congresswoman, and personal meetings at their local and DC offices, as we invoke the Leahy Law by forwarding case details to the Senate Appropriations Committee for review. We ask Human Rights Groups to report case details so that this becomes part of the Annual U.S. Report on Human Rights. We ask people around the country to work with us to schedule a "Contact Congress Teleconference" in their state to ask their senators and representatives to call the Israeli Embassy to find out what happened to Abir.

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Thanks to 12 donors like you, a total of $1,930 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Project Leader

Donna Baranski-walker

Executive Director
Palo Alto, CA United States

Where is this project located?

Map of Abir's Garden: a Safe Place to Grow