A new animal shelter has been erected in the Bedouin community at Khirbet Samra, with help from Jordan Valley Solidarity volunteers. Sheep and goats owned by local families have been sleeping outside, or even within homes, since three animal shelters were demolished by the Israeli Occupational Force on 7th April.

The original corrugated iron structures housed animals integral to Bedouin culture. Now they lie in a mangled pile of twisted metal. In an act of resistance against attempts by the occupational forces to destroy their livelihoods, the Khirbet Samra community erected their new shelter from coffee sacks, wooden poles and sheets of metal.