Tuesday, 10 November 2015 10:17

A la Calle Group 2015

The participants from the  A la Calle Group were given a  Jerusalem Political Tour, and in Bethlehem a tour of Aida Refugee Camp and a visit to the Museum of Natural History in Bethlehem to witness how the occupation and building of illegal settlements affects the daily lives and environment of Palestine and its inhabitants.

 On another note, the group also learned about one ngo’s agricultural projects, and visited an elderly association, the Women's Action for Training & Rehabilitation and the Al-dameer (Prisoners Association).  While in Ramallah, the group visited the tomb of the late-President Yasser Arafat, as well as the Mahmud Derwish Museum.  In the northern West Bank, a visit to Jenin’s Freedom Theater showed the participants how youth are striving for a brighter future.  In Jericho, lunch was served at the Mt. of Temptation overlooking the Jordan Valley.  Later, they floated in the Dead Sea for relaxation to be ready for the following day’s hike along the Masar Ibrahim to the Greek Orthodox Desert Monastery of Mar Saba.  There was a drive to the Negev Desert to meet the Bedouin community of Al Araqib.  In Haifa, a meeting with the ngo Baladna where participants learned about how Palestinians outside the West Bank live and are treated within the Israeli society.

 

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