Last Friday (December 23 2016) a new exhibit at the Munio Gitai Weinraub Architecture Museum in Haifa opened on the unique school at the Palestinian-Bedouin community of Khan al Ahkmar near Mishor Adumim. The school, under the threat of demolition due to the failure of the Israeli authorities to provide appropriate planning options for the community, was ecologically built from tires and mud by the Italian organization Vento Di Terra, with the help of Rabbis for Human Rights. The school now successfully provides education for one of the poorest and most marginalized communities in the West Bank.
The exhibition, curated by Israeli director Amos Gitai, Sharon Yabu Ayalon and Nitzan Set shows the structure of the school within the Khan al Ahkmar community outside the settlement of Ma’aleh Adumim, and explores the architectural dimensions, design, and construction of the mud and recycled tire school.
model of the Khan al Ahkmar school
Children from Zichron Yossef who built the model
RHR board member Rabbi Jeremy Milgrom, who has worked with the Jahalin Bedouin community on Khan al Ahkmar for more than 25 years, addresses the attendees
Israel director Amos Gitai in the red scarf on the far left