Dear Friends around the world,
Haj Ibrahim Ahmad Abu El-Hawa is a Peacemaker living on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem. He has spent his entire life being a walking symbol of hope, peace and generosity.
Bringing peace has always been his mission as he is a friend of all faiths - Muslims, Jews, Christians, atheists...
He loves his neighbors and has always opened his door to everyone.
The Peace House was established over 30 years ago in order to “bring light to the needy,” and has been run solely on donations ever since.
Ibrahim warmly offers a space for peacemakers, travelers and anyone who passes to eat, sleep and collaborate.
In spite of all his goodwill, grief has now reached his home and his family.
Ibrahim attempted to enlarge his family home to make space for his children and grandchildren.
The malicious reaction by the Israeli authorities; a demolition order, a court trial lasting for many months and a final ruling that Ibrahim needs to pay 288,000 NIS (75,000 $) in portions of 5,300 NIS every month.
Ibrahim is a pensioner and not able to pay this fine plus the bills for the Peace House every month. Therefore the Peace Activist is facing three years of prison every time he cannot pay three consecutive payments, according to the courts ruling.
All this is due to the unjust and oppressive situation in East Jerusalem, which does not allow Palestinians like Ibrahim to enlarge their homes legally.
Ibrahim is a dear friend to many of us and thousands of people have experienced his welcoming friendship, warmth and hospitality in his open House.
Ibrahim lives to give and his mission is to “love thy neighbor, as thyself” regardless of religion, culture and faith...
He has dedicated his life and his savings to this philosophy, working tirelessly and speaking to millions worldwide.
Yet if we do not act now, this amazing Peace House could be shut down, and Jerusalem's "Ambassador of Peace" might be in Prison.
So please SHARE the story about Ibrahim and his open House and DONATE to help him get out of this crises which already made him suffer a heart attack.
With your SUPPORT we can again make the Peace House thrive as a hub for change and as an example of peaceful coexistence.
Please Donate here: https://www.generosity.com/emergencies-fundraising/help-the-palestinian-peacemaker-ibrahim/x/13670077
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