Update: us movement to save palestinian villages
A marked increase in demolitions: we are on high alert
Big News: On Mar 10th, U.S. Consul General Donald Blome visited Susiya, Umm Al Kheir and all the villages at risk of demolition in the South Hebron Hills to express concern. The situation is dire: on Feb. 23rd, the UN Humanitarian Coordinator Robert Piper warned, "The number of [Palestinian home] demolitions for just the first six weeks of 2016 is greatly alarming." Between 1 January and 15 February 2016, Israeli forces destroyed, dismantled or confiscated 283 homes and other structures, displacing 404 Palestinians, including 219 children, and affecting another 1,150 Palestinians, who lost structures related to their livelihood.
JOIN Our call to Ask your elected officials to intervene
Last summer, Rebuilding Alliance held 52 teleconferences and in-person briefings with House and Senate staff with constituents joining the phone call with us. Together we helped Congressional staff understand the details. We asked them to intervene to keep Susiya Village standing — and they did. As a result, the Israeli Army entered into discussions with the Susiya villagers and promised not to demolish while discussions were underway.
JOIN US as we schedule 100 more congressional briefings to safeguard Palestinian villages at risk of demolition. sign up today.
CALENDAR OF CALLS
The calendar below shows all of the calls we have scheduled so far - keep checking in for updates, and register by clicking the link above so that we can arrange a meeting with your elected representatives in the coming weeks.
PLEASE NOTE: ALL CALLS ARE IN PACIFIC TIME ZONE (PDT)
About Rebuilding Alliance
Rebuilding Alliance is dedicated to helping war-torn neighborhoods rebuild and promote policy change to make them safe. We start by partnering with Israeli and Palestinian Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO’s) to help Palestinian communities rebuild, and mobilize support in the United States to make sure our projects stay standing.
We believe construction is the best response to destruction, that rebuilding projects ease trauma, build trust, strengthen peacemakers, advance law, and press officials forward in tangible ways. Since 2003, Rebuilding Alliance has been amplifying the voices of peacemakers and their communities. Together we are becoming a significant voicefor village-centered rebuilding and human rights. If this matters to you, please join us as a member and a donor.More News From Rebuilding Alliance:
Solar lights for gaza's children
A message from Donna Baranski-Walker, Executive Director of Rebuilding Alliance, Feb 8, 2015:
A breakthrough! We found a way to ship donations directly to Palestinian Non-Governmental Organizations in Gaza — something no one knew about. Rolling blackouts last 8-10 hours every day in Gaza. I ask your help to send a first pallet of solar-powered Luci lights to the Gaza Community Mental Health Programme, to be distributed to children in need and their families. Read more.
Please GIVE NOW
Will an all-green building to house the businesses of the Rural Women's Association help keep the bulldozers out of Al Aqaba? We think so! The local women are savvy leaders! They oversee a kindergarten, guesthouse, sewing co-op, and factories for cheese and tea. A Palestinian architect and Australian designers have plans in hand for a community hall, country kitchen and restaurant. Help build an environmentalist's dream space for Al Aqaba and the surrounding community to work and socialize. Learn More