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As per each over 116 students from across the various schools at Harvard applied to go on this trip. We were able to them to see Palestine, and alumni of the trip described it as “life changing” and the most intense learning experience they had at Harvard. For most American and international students this is a once in lifetime chance to see Palestine from a different perspective, and come face to face with both the reality of the occupation and Palestinian struggles, but also with the beauty of Palestine and the resilience and hospitality of the Palestinian people.

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 The Purpose of their trip was to learn about the political and religious history of the area, and to experience first-hand a region that gets world attention which it’s important to christens, Jews and Muslims.

The delegation from Westtown stayed with local Palestinians families, which allowed students and staff to get a real sense of everyday life and culture in the West Bank. As a result, they established relationships   between trip participants and citizens of Palestine and Israel. Particular focus was on building personal and institutional relationships between Westtown and Ramallah Friends School.

 

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On 23th of March .Siraj Center hosted 18 pax from the United Kingdom whom walked from Nablus to Jerusalem.  

On the first day they had a tour at the old city of Nablus as they visited Jacoub well and Balata refugee camp and had a good chance to hear a lot of stories from the Palestinians, on the next day they walked in some  Palestinian villages as Awarta , Duma and al- Auja and they  shared the life of the Palestinians by staying with local families sharing their food and their daily life .then they walked from Jericho to Nabi Musa and they had lunch at the sea level community  with the Bedouin and moved to Bethlehem where they had on cultural dinner with Dabkah dance in a  local restaurant.

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Siraj Center Hosted a successful bike tour on 5th April with a group of 22 cyclists from UK and American.

 

They started their cycling tour from Jenin to Jerusalem. On the first day they cycled from Jenin towards Sabestia which was a small Palestinian town set in a fertile valley where figs, olives, grapes and the other fruits and vegetables. According to religious tradition this place where john the Baptist was beheaded. Then they cycled towards the village of Zababdeh which was a relaxed countryside atmosphere with flat farmland surrounding the town on all slides, then they cycled to Nablus, they had a tour at the old city.

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Siraj Center arranged hiking tour to explore the beautiful landscape, culture , meeting the locals and visited ancient historical sites of Palestine. So they started their tour from Solomon’s Pool in Artas which were used to collect spring and rain water from the surrounding valleys.

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Siraj Center was delighted to host 11 pax from France, starting on 21st of April in Bethlehem area as they had a stunning hiking day in Battir, then they stayed in Bethlehem to have a tour at the old city and they visited Nativity church.

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This British group had a walking tour that started on 22nd of April from Nablus, Awarta, Duma, Taybeh, Jericho, Mar Saba, and ended in Jerusalem on 30th of April 2017.

 

During their journey the group stayed with local families in many different villages as awarta , duma and Taybeh, they learned a lot about Palestinian culture and everyday life, and enjoyed the local food and landscape of our beloved country.

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