Eid AL-adha is a special day for nearly two billion Muslims around the world who will be taking the time to pray, seek spiritual renewal and share food with family while others make the sacred pilgrimage to Mecca.
It must be most parent’s nightmare to bury their child. But the only thing that could be worse is being unable to mourn or bury your child because you are unjustly imprisoned and no-one will allow you any freedom.
“My name is Hala, I am seven years old. I live with my eight siblings in a small house in the city of Al-Khader. Our house has been demolished 2 times already, and I feel afraid all the time that the Israelis might come and demolish it again.
Visit Aida refugee camp and meet Dr Abdulfattah Abursour to hear about beautiful resistance – an impassioned, creative and defiant response to living with the brunt of the Israeli Occupation of Palestine.
The village of Al Walaja does not appear on the itineraries of tourist groups or pilgrims who visit the Holy Land. But for those who do make the effort to visit the village, they will be struck by the beauty of the landscape, the warmth of the welcome and the visible, devastating impact of the occupation.
This has been a challenging year for many of us. We are living continuous moments of not knowing, stress, confusion, shock, and fear. The beauty in humanity is that we are also seeing something else; a rise in a new understanding of what it means to be human, to connect, to respect, to honor.
We started our Home Rebuilding program in 2011 in response to one of the cruelest injustices of the occupation of Palestine, the demolition of homes. Since then we have worked on five rebuilding projects alongside Holy Land Trust, local communities, skilled local tradesmen, and most importantly, the families whose homes were demolished.