Category Archives: experiences and observations

August 27th, 3rd Friday in Ramadan – Checkpoint 300

“Why can I not pass? … This is how we suffer. I whis I could ask them why.“ – Nael aba Ala (54) This high traffic of people means a enormous organizational task and stressfull and tense situations for everyone … Continue reading

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August 26th to 29th – Bethlehem: Walking the wall

“If god had intended you to fly, he would have given you wings.” Pieces of excellent grafiti artists, critique of Israel, declarations of love and even the menues of nearby restaurants: A stroll along the wall in Bethlehem not only … Continue reading

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Recent Newsletter (No 3): Property Rights, Water Policy and Forced Displacement in the Jordan Valley

Please find attached as .pdf for download my recent newsletter about property rights, water policy and forced displacement in the Jordan Valley: Newsletter No 3 – A visit in the Jordan Valley Also find more pictures about the Jordan Valley … Continue reading

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August 17th to 18th – Visit in Hebron (Al-Khalil)

A few impressions from my visit in Hebron (Al-Khalil). With about 160.000 inhabitants the largest Palestinian city. What makes Hebron different from other Palestinian cities is the presence of settlements in the city itself. In addition to two settlements surrounding … Continue reading

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August 21st – international house renovation

The new extra slepping room is getting renovated by the Villagers to provide more space for the Internationals.

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August 15th to 17th: Visiting the Jordan Valley

We visited the Jordan Valley – the villages of Al Jiflik, Furush Beit Dajan and Al Farisiya – in the last week. After the Oslo Agreement about 95% of the Jordan Valley is designed as Area C, meaning all civil … Continue reading

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August 5th – Visit in Nablus

Batara refugee Camp “Our biggest problem is overcrowding … like you already heard, we are 24.000 people in one square kilometer.” (one of the residents of the Batara refugee camp) After visiting the An-Najah National University in Nablus to meet … Continue reading

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