Posted on 6th July 2013, by & filed under Uncategorised.



Yesterday, July 5th, we celebrated as Beit Arabiya is rebuilt for the 6th time. In just 2 1/2 days, 85 young people from around the world, brought to the site by Sabeel, a Palestinian Christian liberation theology organization, rebuilt the home of Arabiya and Salim Shawamreh and their family. Supported by the Swedish development agency Diakonia, they joined with ICAHD to complete the 187th Palestinian home that ICAHD has rebuilt as a political act of resistance to the Israeli Occupation. Next month ICAHD activists will complete the site as a memorial of the 28,000 homes demolished (so far), including a rock garden (whose “rocks” will be pieces of demolished Palestinian homes) and meeting places for groups.

 

Film  (have patience: the film begins on its side but soon rights itself)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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rebuilding Beit Arabiya

 

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Jeff gives a talk to the group

 

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Beit Arabiya rebuilt for the 6th time