We are happy to share with you Amelia’s story on her recent visit to Palestine. As some of you will know Amelia is one of the amazing people who volunteer every week at our the Hollingbean Café, which is made possible by the fantastic Real Junk Food Project Brighton. If you’d like to volunteer and find out more about volunteering at the Hollingbean Café pop in every Thursday Hollingdean Community Centre or contact us via our website.
Continue reading to find out more about Amelia’s experience in Palestine – the link below will take you to her blog, for the full story. Enjoy!
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In October 2018 I had the opportunity to join a group of internationals on a build, harvesting and learning camp in Palestine organised by ICAHD (the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions) and Torat Tzedek, an Israeli NGO run by Rabbi Arik Ascherman. The group was made up of people from the UK, Germany, Italy, Finland, Australia and the USA. We spent four days helping to build a community centre in the village of Bardala, in the north of the Jordan Valley; three days in Awarta, near Nablus, helping with the olive harvest and staying with a wonderful and hospitable family. The last very intensive four days were based in Bethlehem, with trips to Ramallah, Jerusalem, Hebron, the Negev, Tel Aviv and Jaffa.