PHOTOS: Blind Brothers Fight for Justice in Jeruslaem

Amro Family

Wadi Joz neighbourhood (immediately Northeast of the Old City of Jerusalem) – Nureddin Amro and his brother Sharif Amro are humble men. Both were born with retinitis pigmentosa, a congenital (genetic) condition, which has left them blind since birth. They are both married, Nureddin has three young children, Sharif has four; all of the children are under 14. They all live with their 79 year old grandmother in a home just south of the main road which connects Hebrew University on Mount Scopus (Palestinian land which was confiscated by Israel in 1967) with West Jerusalem. This road is bisected diagonally by another road which connects the center of Wadi Joz to the upper Kidron Valley. For millennia, this has been the main road connecting the community of Wadi Joz, the Mount of Olives and other communities to the Northeast with the Al Aqsa Mosque and the Christian sites in the Old City and the Garden of Gesthamine. The Amro brothers live in the first house immediately on the southeast corner of this intersection. At 5:30 am on March 31, 2015, their home became ground zero in the latest efforts to Judaize the land.

Fence built by Israel 5 years ago dividing ancient road from Wadi Joz to Al Aqsa Mosque.  Land to the East is now off limits to Palestinians.  Amro home is the first home immediately to the West at the intersection with the road that connects Hebrew University Mt . Scopus with Rockefeller museum/Herods gate in the Old City.
Fence built by Israel 5 years ago dividing ancient road from Wadi Joz to Al Aqsa Mosque. Land to the East is now off limits to Palestinians.
Wadi El Joz is located immediately below Mt. Scopus/Hebrew University.
Wadi El Joz is located immediately below Mt. Scopus/Hebrew University.
Destroyed Amro home with pile of rubble hiding the evidence.
Destroyed Amro home with pile of rubble hiding the evidence.
Amro Family
Amro Family

– Read full story here: Blind Brothers Fight for Justice in Jeruslaem, Palestine Chronicle

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