Avner is using his immense knowledge of archeology, history, religion and culture to build Israeli-Palestinian educational, environmental and ecological collaborations.

The funding will help Avner continue his volunteer voluntary work in service of people, communities and organizations to promote peace.

Since 2000, Yassin has been working with groups of 40 children with disabilities in a rehabilitation center he built in his home. Every summer he would host 70 children in a summer camp, and three times he took a bus load of children on a pilgrimage to Mecca.

He established an NGO, and employed social assistants, physiotherapists and local and international volunteers, but most of the work has been done or supervised by him personally.

In 2014, Yassin had undergone heart surgery, and while he himself needed to go through rehabilitation, the quality of the service his NGO was providing has deteriorated, and he decided to close it.

On top of that, the van he used to drive the kids everyday has been stolen.

Unable to find an alternative place to go to, Yassin’s 40 children are now staying isolated at home.

We want to encourage Yassin to re-offer his valuable support to this children, by providing the necessary funds to cover transportation and medical costs.

Haj Ibrahim Abu-el-Hawa has dedicated his life to promote understanding between people of different faiths, nationalities and races. His open home on the Mount of Olives has been welcoming guests from all over the world, free of charge, for many years. His guests receive a warm meal and a bed, as well as a window into the life of Palestinians, Arabs and Muslims in general, thereby countering prejudice, fear and racism. The costs of keeping Ibrahim’s home open include utilities, taxes and food costs — which are otherwise borne by Ibrahim and pose a significant financial challenge to him and his family.