No good news it seems

Today, I heard that a village of we visited last week was bulldozed. Even the outdoor oven (tabun). Terrible. One child is only 3 months old. What will they do with winter rains coming? Apparently house demolitions go up in winter time to make life even more difficult. And it will be our job to go and report on the demolitions for the UN office for the coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA). What do you say to people sitting on rubble or to children searching through the wreckage for a toy.

Here in East Jerusalem, about a block from here, there was also a demolition. East Jerusalem is Palestinian but slowly being taken. East Jerusalem is part of the West Bank but I fear not for much longer.

Today we had sessions on Communications, DIAKONIA: Introduction to Human Rights and International Law, Bedouin displacements (check out this video: Nowhere left to go) and a presentation from UNICEF: child rights and access to Education.

This evening the team presently in Yatta arrived here and we all went out for supper. Tomorrow is the handover and then we are going to Yatta to take over the work there.

Posted on October 28, 2014, in October. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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4justpeace

Accompaniment in Palestine and Israel

in the West Bank

Life under occupation

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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