Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Wonderful News

There is so much bad news that it is wonderful to hear good news.

One of the places I visited in the West Bank was Battir, an amazing village where the people have farmed for 2,000 years on ancient terraces irrigated by roman pipes. It was in Battir that the house of Wafaa and Abed was destroyed by the IDF and rebuilt by the Holy Land Trust and the Amos Trust. The Israeli Government has issued another demolition order on the house, and has plans to extend the Separation Wall through the village.

Today I heard that Battir has been named as a World Heritage Site in Danger by UNESCO. It is so wonderful that the world is gradually becoming more willing to take action for justice in Israel and Palestine.

Ken Perrett

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