Our Spring "Hike Palestine" Program Journeys From Nablus to Jerusalem

March 2017 

In late March, the Siraj Center hosted an 18 dedicated hikers from United Kingdom who selected our "Hike Palestine" Program for their Siraj experience, and walked from Nablus to Jerusalem. Beginning with a tour in the old city of Nablus, they visited Jacob's Well and Balata refugee camp, where they met with and learned from local Palestinians.  Visits to the Palestinian villages of Awarta, Duma and al- Auja included staying with local families sharing their food and experiencing their daily life. 

Hiking from Jericho to Nabi Musa, they had lunch with a local Bedouin community and moved to Bethlehem, where they had a cultural dinner complete with a Dabkah dance in a local restaurant. In Bethlehem, they visited Aida refugee camp and Nativity Church before moving on to an overnight stay with a Bedouin family in the village of Rashayada. On the final day of the tour they visited Hebron and witnessed first-hand the hard situation that the Palestinians in the Old City area experience on a daily basis.  It was a full trip, and one that will not soon be forgotten by its participants! 

 

 

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