Update From Daoud – June 19, 2014
Greetings from all of us at the Tent of Nations. Thank you so much for all your prayers and support. We are still receiving Emails, letters and phone calls from friends and people who are concerned about our situation. It is great to see how people all over are backing us and it is an inspiration for us to see how people are committed to the issue of justice.
As many of you know, there’ve been many articles written about the destruction of trees, also in Israeli newspapers like Haaretz. Just recently the story was also published on BBC; about one million people already read it (Note from FOTONNA: Please see the BBC article by Daniel Silas Adamson and the Haaretz Article by Ilene Prusher posted on this website).
On the legal issue, our lawyer appealed and we are now waiting for a response. We are committed to solve this issue in a nonviolent way using legal issues.
On the practical level, it is the time now to do some work on the ground. We are planning to start very soon with rebuilding the terraces again. We will have to work with big machines and equipments to soften the ground, remove all the buried trees, roots and big rocks from it and building the supporting walls. The family cave in the valley will be renovated to be used as a permanent residence. This type of work is scheduled for July, August and September.
Manual labour is needed; international volunteers are welcome to come and join us to do this type of work.
For this October, we will be fencing the area and do the last preparation (cultivation with a tractor) for the planting of hundreds of trees.
After the first rain, hopefully in November, we will start planting. We would like to invite you all to come and plant the trees of hope for justice and peace. All are welcome to join during the months starting December 2014 until March 2015. (Note from FOTONNA: We will be posting a schedule of upcoming volunteer opportunities on our website. Please stay tuned).
Your presence at theTent of Nations will make a difference.
Blessings and Salaam,