3-day program in Palestine for Silkeborg Danish school students

Category: Advocacy Programs in Palestine Created: 04 November 2018

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A 3-day program, 1st - 4th of November 2018, was organized by the JAI in Palestine for 30 students with 3 teachers from partner Danish Silkeborg High School.

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Their program included an introduction to the JAI advocacy work, geopolitical background and the Olive Tree Campaign with its international and local impacts. On the following day, they had a presentation at Badil Center on the ongoing displacement of Palestinians, the Israeli developed rules to discriminate against non-Jews and the right of return. In the afternoon, a guided tour was arranged for them inside Aida Refugee Camp, were they met and chatted with refugee youth in groups.

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On the third day they helped a Palestinian Hroub (Omar and Hanan Hroub and their brothers and children) family pick their olive fruits at their field in the threatened village of Wad Foukin, west of the Bethlehem area. After having lunch at the field with the family, they head to Hebron, where they had a guided tour inside the old city, which was mostly closed for Palestinians for some settlers' march that day, but a tour was made were they witnessed settlements and closures inside the city.

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