Construction of 'New Amona' in the West Bank, Israel
Ofra, West Bank. 26th June, 2017. ELAD ZIV, architect, father of 7, 18 year former resident of the illegal outpost Amona, evacuated and demolished in February 2017, lives with his family in cramped conditions in the settlement Ofra; “We are in the midst of historic events - the Jewish people are coming back to their own homeland. Conceptually it is a tragedy for the Muslim world.” Initial construction is underway of a road that will lead to Amichai, the first new settlement in Samaria, West Bank, since the 1993 Oslo peace accords. Located in the Shilo Valley, north of Ramallah, Amichai is the intended future home of the 42 families from Amona, the refugees, as they call themselves.