10-Day Geopolitical Tour

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Day 1 Jerusalem: Group arrival
Day 2 Jerusalem: Old City tour – Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock, includes a meeting with Dr. Najeh Bkerat, head of the manuscript collection in the al-Aqsa Mosque – The Church of Holy Sepulchre – Meet with Sabeel

Overnight in Jerusalem

Day 3 Jerusalem: Tour the Mount of Olives – Tour of the Silwan neighborhood, meet with Mr. Fakhri Abu Diab, Chief of the Local Committee – Visit ICAHD (Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions)

Overnight in Bethlehem

Day 4 Bethlehem: Church of the Nativity – Tour of Walajah Village and the separation wall with Dr. Mazin Qumsiyeh – Visit to the Ayidah refugee camp and meeting at Al-Rowwad Center

Overnight with local families in Bethlehem

Day 5 Hebron: Day begins with the HRC (Hebron Rehabilitation Community) – Visit to the Ibrahimi Mosque (Tombs of the Patriarchs) – Tour the Old City and Casaba (Souqe) – Day ends with a visit to the Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT)

Overnight with local families in Hebron

Day 6 Ramallah: Day begins with a visit to the Palestinian Association for Cultural Exchange (PACE) and a meeting with Dr. Adel – We then proceed to the City Centre, the Presidential Headquarters, and the tomb of former Palestinian President Yassir Arafat – Tour moves to the Betin checkpoint and Beth El settlement, the Jalazoon Refugee camp, and village of Taybeh

Overnight in Taybeh

Day 7 Jericho: This day includes sites around Jericho:  Wadi Qelt, Saint George Monastery, Tel Jericho, Nebi Musa (tomb of Moses in the Judean Desert), Hisham’s Palace We also visit the Dead Sea

Overnight at Yasmin Hotel in Nablus

Day 8 Jenin: Day begins with a visit to the archaeological sites in Sebastia – We then proceed to the Women’s Cultural Society for the Palestinian People’s Heritage in Jenin and lunch at the cooperative – After lunch we drive to the Jenin refugee camp, and visit The Freedom Theatre – Day ends in Nablus with time to enjoy the Turkish Bath

Overnight at the Yasmin Hotel in Nablus

Day 9 Nablus: On this day we will tour the Old City, a soap factory, the Samaritans, Jacob’s Well, Tel Balata, Joseph’s Tomb, and the Roman tombs

Overnight with local families in the village of Awarta

Day 10 Hiking Day:  Awarta to Duma (6 hours of walking/18 km )7:00 – Walk from Aqraba, including a tea break in the mountains, 9 km11:00 – Arrival in Aqraba, welcome from the municipality and the Women’s Center

12:30 – Lunch at the Women’s Center in Aqraba and a break

15:00 – Walk to Duma, 9 km

18:00 – Arrive in Duma Village, divided into host families, dinner

21:00 – A night out in the mountains (Hena, tea, campfire)

Overnight with local families in Duma

Day 11 Morning departure

To book your trip, contact Hijazi at hijeid@yahoo.com

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