Adam Keller talks about the demolition orders in Al Aqaba compared with much talked-about demolition orders in Israeli settlement of Ulpana….
“This week, I again got an emergency call from the village of Al Aqaba. An Israeli military force once again came to the village, and delivered five new demolition orders. Five more houses under a sentence of demolition are a very serious matter in a tiny village of a bit more than three hundred inhabitants, living in a few dozen houses on a bit of land in the north-east corner of the West Bank.
Haj Sami Sadek, the Mayor of Aqaba, is particularly concerned about the Jaber Family, which has ten children. They had lived for twelve years in their home and have nowhere else to go.
There had been this week very much media attention for five other houses in a very different part of the West Bank – the five houses evacuated by settlers at the Ulpana Hill in the settlement of Beit El. The five houses in Aqaba never got any mention.”