Donations via Bank in East Jerusalem

* Beneficiary: Jeel al Amal
* Bank name: Bank
  Mercantile Discount
* Bank number: 17
* Branch name: Salah
   Eddin Street, East
  Jerusalem, via Israël
* Branch number: 638
* Account nr: 40346
* Swift nr: BARDILIT
* IBAN: IL 77 0176 3800
  0000 1403 941

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* IBAN: NL74 TRIO 0212 4877 79
* Beneficiary: Stichting
  Jeel al Amal

Jeel al Amal is considered to be an Institution aimed at the Public Interest by the Dutch fiscal authorities. Gifts are tax deductible.

Gifts will be used to help finance the camp for boys who have no home to go to during the summer holidays and for the maintenance of this website.
From other

Transfer of money in Euro’s to Jeel al Amal from a private account in another EU-country is possible free of charge through telebanking.

IBAN: NL74 TRIO 0212 4877 79
* Beneficiary: Stichting
  Jeel al Amal

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Who will provide for the children?

Volume 1 - JEEL NEWS - Issue 1
September 26th 2008

To all friends of Jeel al Amal

“Do you have any money? For food? And wages?” Alice asks it urgently, as I ring her up. “Every year the situation becomes more difficult.”

Once it was different. In 1972 Basil and Alice Sahhar, Christian Palestinians, started in Bethany a home for boys without a home, and a primary school. They called it: “Jeel al Amal”. That means: “Generation of Hope”. They always found financial assistance from all over the world.

Since 1984 there is a new built home, well accommodated for 100 boys. Since 1987 some more 250 girls and boys, children of the poor from Bethany and the surroundings receive an education, free of charge, in the new school building.  

On October 16th 1987 Basil deceased. Alice soldiered on and remained the heart and soul of Jeel al Amal. She was almost daily present, to ensure that Jeel al Amal remains an oasis of hope, where children may have a good life.
After the Second Intafada in 2000 the NGO’s left the area. And nowadays it is almost impossible to go from Jerusalem to Bethany due to the security wall. So Jeel al Amal’s  sources of income almost completely dried up.

“I am tired”, Alice told me. “I sit at home and pray the rosary. Jeel al Amal is the Lord’s project and He will provide for it.” She believes that again people shall be found to provide assistance.

    Ton van den Ende