Olive Harvest in Palestine

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Olive Harvest in Palestine  October  – November   2017

The Olive Picking Program is organized each fall for 9 days,  aims to provide assistance and a protective civil international presence for Palestinian families to help them overcome the restrictions imposed by the Israeli military occupation and settlers during the olive harvest season.
In addition to their picking activities the participants developed a social, cultural, political, historic and religious understanding of the region, witnessed life under occupation, and shared advocacy ideas and tools.
Besides olive picking, the program features introductory presentations about the current situation in Palestine and the effects of the Apartheid Wall, tours in the Palestinian cities, in addition to evening sessions, cultural event and social gatherings.
please Note :-
  1. this program could be made around the 2 months :
  2. 1- Oct. 14th  – 22nd.    2- Oct. 21st  -29th.   3-  28th  – No. 5th .    4- Nov. 4th  – 12th
  3. The itinerary could be easily modified according to our guest/s desire .

First option :-

  1. Oct. 14th Saturday :-

     Arrival : our driver will meet you at the airport then transfer to Sebastia for   welcoming , orientation .  dinner and overnight  in Sebastia
  2. Oct.  15th  Sunday :-

    7:00 Breakfast
    8:00 – 13:00  leave to the field for olive harvest.. lunch with families
    13:30 :-  visit Sebastia .
     https://hijazih.wordpress.com/city-tours/jenin-sebastia-tour/
    18:00 Dinner and overnight in Sebastia
  3. Oct. 16th Monday : –

    Visit Borquin : south West of Jenin . visit St. George church  where Jisus stopped in order to heal the ten men who suffered leprosy. Meditation and prayers
    and Jenin : The city of Jenin, which dates back to 2450 BC, was built by the Canaanites. The city name is derived from the gardens and orchards surrounding it, which is why today Jenin is known as the food basket of Palestine. will visit Tel Jenin, Fatima Khatoon Mosque, Jenin refugee camp and Freedom Theatre.
    18:00 Dinner and overnight in Sebastia 
  4. Oct. 17th  Tuesday :

      7:00 Breakfast
    8:00 –   leave to the field for olive harvest for the whole day
    18:00 Dinner and overnight in Sebastia
  5. Oct. 18th Wednesday :-

    Visit Nablus cityhttps://hijazih.wordpress.com/city-tours/nablus-tour/
    Special evening to enjoy the Turkish Bath ..
    18:00 :- Dinner and overnight at Yasmin Hotel in Nabus
  6. Oct. 19th Thursday:-

    7 :00 Breakfast
    8:00 –  leave to the field for olive harvest..
    13:00  lunch with families
    14:00 – 16:00 olive harvest
    18:00 :- Dinner and overnight at Yasmin Hotel in Nabus
  7. Oct. 20th Friday  :-

    Visit Jordan valley Meeting farmers and learning about the daily life, water shortage, mobility restrictions, land confiscation ….etc
    Visit to Jericho and dead sea
    18:00 :- Dinner and overnight at Yasmin Hotel in Nabus
  8. Oct. 21st Saturday :-

    7:00 Breakfast8:00 –  leave to the field for olive harvest..
    13:00  lunch with families
    14:30  meeting with a Palestinian politician to learn about the political situation and  What are the expected prospects for the solution?
    18:00 :  Enjoying  a special evening in the oldest Turkish Bath  in Nablus  and music.  Dinner and overnight at Yasmin hotel
  9. Oct. 22nd Sunday : –  Departure to the airport

Second Option : –

  1. Oct. 21st Saturday :-

    Arival to BethlehemArrival : our driver will meet you at the airport then transfer to Sebastia for   welcoming , orientation .
    18:00 :- dinner and overnight at Star hotel  / Casa Nova
  2. Oct. 22nd Sunday :-

    Visit to Bethlehem https://hijazih.wordpress.com/city-tours/bethlehem/
    18:00 : Dinner and overnight at Star / Casa Nova hotel in Bethlehem
  3. Oct. 23rd Monday :-
    7:00 Breakfast
    8:00 –  leave to the field for olive harvest.
    13:00  lunch with families
    14:00 visit to Battir village , the Roman Bath, Roman pool, terraces and Roman water system and the Ottoman railway
    18:00 Dinner and overnight in Battir guest house
  4. Oct. 24th Tuesday :-

    Visit Jerusalem https://hijazih.wordpress.com/city-tours/jerusalem/
    18:00 : Dinner and overnight at Star / Casa Nova hotel in Bethlehem
  5. Oct. 25th Wednesday :-

    7:00 Breakfast
    8:00 –  leave to the field for olive harvest..
    13:00  lunch with families
    14:00 Tent of Nations meeting and visit :  http://www.tentofnations.org/
    18:30 : Dinner and overnight at Star / Casa Nova hotel in Bethlehem
  6. Oct. 26th Thursday :-

    Visit Hebron cityhttps://hijazih.wordpress.com/city-tours/hebron/18:00 Dinner and overnight  at Star / Casa Nova hotel in Bethlehem
  7. Oct. 27th Friday :-

    7:00 Breakfast8:00 –  leave to the field for olive harvest..13:00  lunch with families
    14:00 – 16:00 olive harvest
  8. Oct. 28th Saturday :-

    Visit Jericho & Dead Sea : -https://hijazih.wordpress.com/city-tours/jericho-dead-sea/
    18:00 : Dinner and overnight at Star / Casa Nova hotel in Bethlehem
  9. Oct. 29th Sunday :-  Departure

  the price is:-

  • USD $ 700 / person based on total participants of 17 +

  • USD $ 865 / person based on total participants of 10 -15 persons.

  • USD $ 1120 / person based on total participants of 5 – 8 persons.

  • Single supplement is USD $ 210

This covers :

1- all program transportation from and back to the airport  in Tel Aviv.

2-  8 overnights HB ( dinner, bed and breakfast ) in double rooms.

3- organizing, escorting and guiding fees for the program .

4- lunches with local families at harvest days .

Excluded : –

1- flights.

2- health & travel insurances.

3- entrances fees to the sites of needed

4- personal expenses

5- anything not mentioned above.-

for more information and cost please contact :-

Hijazi Eid  – Director :  Email : – hijeid@yahoo.com
:  phone call  ++ 972 (0) 599 523 844

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