Hardships

Khirbet al Kharaba

The beds are exposed to the elements.

Yesterday we visited the village of Khirbet al Kharaba which we also had visited with the previous team. It is inhabited by two permanent families. It is in Area C and it has had a home demolition recently. They have no electricity, shelter or water. We are hopeful that a tent will come very soon before any more rainfall. We contacted UNOCHA again about the situation here. A village nearby has some solar panels and our driver could run a line to Khirbet al Kharaba but the neighbours said ‘no’ because there was not enough power and the invertor keeps burning out. Also the people must buy water which is very expensive. At one time, they had wells but the Israeli administration has destroyed them or taken them over. They control the water supply in Area C and the Palestinians have to pay a much higher price than the Israelis living in the Settlements.

Also went to Susiya. See the movie about Susiya at http://susiyaforever.wordpress.com/movies and http://www.btselem.org/south_hebron_hills/susiya Interesting issues there.

Posted on November 4, 2014, in November. 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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