- Written by Peter Miller Peter Miller
- Published: 11 February 2012 11 February 2012
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Annually since 2003, ICAHD has made it possible for internationals and Israelis to join together with Palestinians in the West Bank town of Anata to defy the Occupation and rebuild the demolished homes of Palestinian families. Within two weeks we rebuild one or more homes, from foundation to roof, and in the process reorganize relationships on the ground. We send a message to the world: We refuse to be enemies; together we resist the Occupation. At the end of the camp, international participants return home as advocates for peace, carrying ICAHD's vision of what a just and sustainable resolution might look like.
In the summer of 2012 (July 1-16, 2012), ICAHD will once again rebuild and once again rebuild Beit Arabiya -- AND WE NEED YOUR HELP!
Here are some of the ways you can get involved:
Join us this year -- it will be a life-changing experience!
Let friends, family, and colleagues know about this opportunity
Consider asking your local organization to support a camper (maybe even a local person)
Support the participation of a camper with a full or partial scholarship
Contribute financially to the effort
$50 will buy a bag of cement
$200 will buy a crate of plumbing and roofing materials
$500 will partially fund a camper
$1,750 will provide a full scholarship for one participant
Every year hundreds of Palestinians are forced from their homes, homes built on land they own. Since 1967 Israel has demolished more than 26,000 Palestinian homes in the West Bank, Gaza, and East Jerusalem. ICAHD rebuilds homes as an act of defiance, creating alternative facts on the ground. Israel's policy of house demolitions and evictions is illegal under international law. Its purpose is to disenfranchise entire Palestinian communities and expropriate their land.
Thank you for your support!