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Call for action: Solidarity in Ramle | Stop the “Slopes of Mount Scopus” National Park

1 Comment 24 January 2012

Solidarty Against house evactuation, Ramle, 7th of April, 2011. Photo by: Oren Ziv, Activstills

This post was first published on Sheikh Jarrah Solidarity Site

We will be there with the El-Aju family on the day of the eviction in Ramle, in order to prevent it from going through. Also, we are continuing our campaign to stop the “Slopes of Mount Scopus” National Park.

Solidarity in Ramle:  Help Stop the eviction of El-Ajuo Family, This Thursday, January 26

In April 2011, and once again in July of the same year, we were able to prevent the eviction of the El-Aju family from their home in Ramle by the ‘public housing company’ Amidar. The El-Aju family has lived in their home for over 50 years, but in recent years, Amidar has tried to evict them without offering any housing alternative. The family has a small income, and they are precisely the kind of people for whom the public housing company was established. Nevertheless, instead of helping the family, Amidar insists on throwing them into the street, in order to sell the property at a profit.

This Thursday, January 26, Amidar intends to evict Sawsan and Ayyub El-Aju, as well as their nine children, in the middle of winter. The family has nowhere to go, and if Amidar is successful, eleven people will find themselves in the street. Sawsan and Ayyub are determined to struggle for their right to remain in their home.

We will be there with the El-Aju family on the day of the eviction, in order to prevent it from going through. The El-Aju family’s struggle is part of the nation-wide struggle for the right to equitable and just housing – and against the greed of Amidar.

Join us! Social justice isn’t just a slogan.  This Thursday, January 26 | Facebook event | For online registration: see here |  From ’48 to Israel 2011: The Story of the Al-Aju Family from Ramle/ Hadas Ben-Eliyahu Through the cracks: Solidarity in Ramleh / Daniel Argo

Friday, January 27, 11:30: Stop the “Slopes of Mount Scopus” National Park

We are continuing our campaign to stop the “Slopes of Mount Scopus” National Park. Last Friday, around 100 activists and residents of Issawiya worked together to fix the damage done by the Israel Nature and Parks Authority. For a video of the event, click HERE

The Solidarity Movement will continue to act together with the residents of Issawiay and A-Tur. As in the past weeks, we will meet this coming friday for a protest vigil whose focus will be to continue our action against the damage done by the INPA.

This post was first published on Sheikh Jarrah Solidarity Site

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  1. It is forbidden to evacuate people in the winter: Weekly commentary by Rabbis for Human Rights | Rabbis for Human Rights - January 24, 2012

    [...] Exodus in an inspiring story. Despite the evictions of homeless during the cold winter, we continue to strive for achievements in the parliamentary level (establishing a lobby for public housing), in addition, we are also looking for creative ways to stop the evacuations and help the homeless, and we need your help in Yavne with Rachel Levy and in Ramla with the Ajo family. [...]

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