3rd Sep, 2010

Update from Daoud

Dear Friends,

Thank you so much for your phone calls, your E-mails and your concerns about the situation of the Tent of Nations. It is wonderful to see people like you who are committed to support the Tent of Nation’s struggle for justice.

Our latest news was about the legal actions we took in order to stop the demolishing orders for our renovations and structures. We brought this case to the Israeli Supreme Court and our appeal to freeze the demolishing orders was accepted. This freeze was also because of the pressure that came from all over the world. Your E-mails and responses made a big difference; thank you so much for your solidarity. The Supreme Court gave the Israeli authorities a time limit of 60 days, through the 3rd of August, to comment on our protest. The 60 days limit passed over, and we didn’t hear yet anything from the Israeli Authorities.

The demolishing orders are now frozen. According to the law, the Israeli Authorities are not allowed to take actions and demolish our structures before the Supreme Court makes a decision about that. In order for the Supreme Court to decide, the Israeli Military Authority has to respond to our appeal against the demolishing orders. At the time the Military Authority responds to the Supreme Court, our Lawyer will receive a time limit to appeal against whatever the Israeli Military Authority is giving for reasons why to demolish our renovations and structures.

This process is going to take between one and two years before the Israeli Supreme Court will come to a decision. The whole process is going to cost us more than $15,000 for legal fees. We are going on and defending our rights legally, even if it is hard, long and costly. We hope and pray that, at the end, justice will prevail.

We would like to ask you to stay in touch with us and inform others about our case. I will let you know if and when actions may need to be taken from your side.

Please keep us in your daily prayers. Thank you so much for all your support and solidarity.

Blessings and Salaam,


Daoud Nassar
Tent of Nations

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