3 Days & 3 Nights - Make a Reservation
$695 per person (2 or more people)
Single supplement $100
Includes accommodations, all meals & program.
Begins every Friday (Private tours can also be arranged)
- Be embedded in a village
- Tour the Southern West Bank
- Learn about life under Occupation
- Palestinian culture
- Meet local people
Walking the olive groves and fields near your host's home are a lovely way to spend an hour or two.
You'll stay in a family home with wi-fi and modern bathroom facilities. The accommodations are shared rooms, although you may have a private room depending on the number of people.
Day 1 - Friday. You'll be picked up in Jerusalem and drive south, past Bethlehem which is now almost surrounded by the Separation Barrier. Further south you'll see many Israeli settlements and Palestinian farms and villages. You'll arrive in Beit Ummar after about half an hour.
Your host Mousa will be there to greet you and get you settled into your room. Your have a cup of tea and a briefing about the situation in the area while pouring over some maps. Later you will tour the village, and have discussions with local families about their situation and confrontations with settlers and Israeli soldiers.
Day 2 - Saturday Today your pay visits to farmers and learn about the confiscation of their land by the settlements, and their life under occupation. Your host Mousa is one of the leaders of a local organisation, The Palestine Soldarity Project (PSP), and you'll be learning about their work resisting the Occupation through non-violent methods. PSP also organised social and economic development activities, including an embroidery workshop for women, and a summer camp for youth.
Every Saturday there is a demonstration at the edge of the village and you'll have the option to participate at your own risk. Be aware that the Israeli military often shows up and disperses the demonstrators with tear gas and sound grenades. Many internationals and Israelis participate in these events.
Day 3 - Sunday You'll go further south today visiting Hebron and villagers in the South Hebron Hills.
In Hebron you'll visit the Old City, meet a family there, and visit Abraham's Tomb and Mosque. You'll learn about the settlers who are living on top of Palestinians in the Old City, and protected by the Israeli military.
South of Hebron you'll visit a village where people are living in dire poverty constantly harassed by local Israeli settlers and the IDF.
Day 4 - Monday Your tour has ended and you'll have the option of travelling back to Jerusalem by taxi or public transportation. We recommend Palestinian public transportation as a way to round off the experience.
You'll be staying community bound by conservative values. Please be respectful in your manner of dress. This means basically that your should show as little skin as possible. Wear long sleeves, tourers or skirts, covered up to the neck. By dressing conservatively you'll find that the local residents will be more comfortable communicating with you.
Any questions? Contact us for more information.