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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Stichting Jeel al Amal

From the Netherlands

* 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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Last updated 2010 - 11 - 19

In: “This week in Palestine”

Volume 1 - JEEL NEWS - Issue 12
December 19th 2008

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Article and photograph are reproduced with permission of the editor of This week in Palestine. Their December 2008 issue was a special to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the magazine. Click here to see the message of the publisher. It deserves our congratulations.

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To all friends of Jeel al Amal

Every Issue of “This week in Palestine”  - a digital monthly - gives a “Personality of the month”. In December 2008 this is Alice Sahhar. Najwa sent it by e-mail. For the original version click here.

In 1972, Basil and Alice founded Jeel al Amal orphanage in Eizariyeh, first as a branch of Rawdat Al-Zuhur. Alice believed that everything had been lost except hope, so she called her new orphanage the Generation of Hope. Alice embraced, sheltered, and educated orphans from diverse backgrounds. She responded to the basic needs of the poor and ensured that children of poor families pursue their basic and higher education. Alice believed that needy children are human beings regardless of their religion or ethnic background, and she would ask rhetorically: “In what language does a child cry?”

Basil died in 1987, leaving his companion Alice with a huge responsibility on her shoulders. People continued to seek her help for their sick children whom she would send to hospital, and she continued to reunite broken families and to shelter abused women.

Alice remained dedicated to helping others, even during her last days in hospital. When she felt that her hour was nearing, she told the doctor that even though she loves the children at Jeel al Amal and is worried about their future, she knows that God will look after them.

Alice departed in the early hours of 2 October, but her legacy lives on in many children who have become engineers, doctors, university professors and professionals. Alice held strong views about the rights of needy children, the dignity of the human person, and the crime of honour killings. She dreamt of a Palestine free from injustice and oppression where Palestinians could live in peace and dignity.    

The start of the article is to read in the last issue of Jeel News. Read there.