Getting to know the needs

Started the day with briefing from Hamed, the Human Rights Officer with the Office of the High Commissioner and Nassar who is also involved in advocating for communities in this area. He will let us know if they think there may be an issue e.g.a demolition and then we would need to go there.

Today we went to some small communities at the edge of Firing Zone 918. We called to arrange for tents and find out their water situation. The people always offer us tea and do not take ‘no’ for an answer.

We also went to a checkpoint which we monitor on Sunday mornings.

The team that we are replacing have been very good at ‘showing us the ropes’. When we return next week, it will just be the four of us.

Heading to Bethlehem tomorrow morning for a meeting. Then on to Jerusalem for 3 days


The goat behind me just delivered 2 kids.

girl feeding animals

A young girl feeding the animals.


Rudimentary shelters.

Posted on October 24, 2014, in October. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Miss you, glad you’re staying in touch!


  2. Katherine Savoie

    Mom I’m so proud of you. I read your blog every day. Please be careful! You are missed!


  3. Praying for you daily. You are missed.


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Accompaniment in Palestine and Israel

in the West Bank

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A Mosaic For Peace

this blog will describe my journey as an Ecumenical Accompanier with the World Council of Church's Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel from September to December 2011, from February to April 2013, and my volunteer work with the Hebron International Resources Network in 2014 and 2015

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