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Villages Group: Some Creative Ways to Counter the Occupation

(crossposted from the Villages Group blog, where more pics can be found) The text below, beautifully written by David, can be seen embedded in the images by clicking on this sentence (pdf) The desire for a permanent house is a most conventional desire in our society. A house is usually conceived as a structure of four walls, a floor below and a roof above, and the desire for such a house is mostly fulfilled using the mortgage system. But what seems to be such a conventional desire in many societies may prove rather unconventional in a society living under the conditions of prolonged Occupation. In fact, in the small Bedouin community of Umm al-Kheir, among the families who live close to the settlement of Carmel, such a basic desire for a four walls’ … Read entire article »

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