JAI organized 10-day program in Palestine for 30 Norwegians

Category: Advocacy Programs in Palestine Created: 30 September 2015

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The JAI has organized a program in Palestine, from the 20th to the 30th of September 2015, for 30 Norwegian, YMCA-YWCA related, Folks High School Global Safari students (28 students with their teacher and assistant).

Their program included witnessing life under occupation, meeting Palestinian organizations and groups, and understanding the various affects of the Israeli measures against Palestinians. This included guided tours in Bethlehem, Hebron, Jerusalem and Jericho to witness the wall, settlements, land confiscations, closures, checkpoints, houses' demolition, and so on. It also included visiting the refugee camps and meeting refugees, helping farmers at their threatened fields and listening to their stories.

Norwegians Sep2015 3tIt also included visiting some YWCA and YMCA programs and activities in Palestine, religious and historic sites, old cities and markets, hiking and visiting Bedouins, with cultural exposure, as well as attending Sunday church service and meeting Palestinian congregation' members.

Professional presentations and discussions were held with them on possible future engaging and involvement in making a change and putting pressure on Israel, including the JAI' Olive Tree Campaign, the Boycott-Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Campaign, and Kairos Palestine call.


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