Jewish-Palestinian protest camp celebrates success, digs in for long haul

With the help of hundreds of American Jews, Israeli and Palestinian activists, two Palestinian families returned to land the Israeli army expelled them from decades ago.

A little over a month ago, accompanied by over hundreds of Jewish-American, Palestinian, and Israeli activists, adel Aamer returned to the land from which the Israeli army expelled him some two decades ago. In the weeks since, some 500 people helped restore two cave homes and put their bodies on the line to ensure Aamer and his family could return to their land.

Now most of the foreign activists have gone home, and a secondary stage of solidarity work, primarily manual labor helping to clear dirt and rocks from cave homes, came to an end along with the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Now the activists are moving into a longer-term phase of supporting the Aamer family’s continued presence on their land.
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