Posted on 6th August 2012, by & filed under Area C, Bedouins, ICAHD Staff, Jahalin, Rebuilding.

Come rebuild with families whose homes were demolished near Jerusalem, around the corner from Samuel’s tomb (Area C)

On 16 November 2005, the Civil Administration demolished two Bedouin structures belonging to Zal Abu Dahuk, from the Jahalin Bedouin tribe. His three wives, Naife, Mary, and Amne, and his 17 children lived in one of the shacks. His 50 sheep lived in the other. Nothing was left. Back in 1996 they were living just down the hill, below the trees and their home was also demolished back then. They were told to move up, so they did…


The Jahalin have suffered a long history of harassment and displacement since 1950, when they were forced to leave their land in the northern Negev and settle in eastern areas of Jerusalem, extending to Jericho and the Dead Sea. There are currently approximately 7,500 Bedouins in the West Bank, composing 1,500 families, and about 7,500 Bedouins who moved to Jordan.

On Saturday the 1st of April 2006, the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD) and will rebuild these two shacks.

Come build with these families in order to resist the policies of the Israeli government. Transportation will be provided at 9:30 AM on Shamai Street (across from McDonalds). Please contact us to reserve a seat.