A Nation That Does not Give up
I feel that my time in Palestine has gone by so quickly. Whilst my stay, I met local volunteers who were full of energy, ready to help me in anything I needed, and they were fluent in English which was really important to us, the foreigners. It was my pleasure to work with them.
By: Joanna Nobutik
Once I arrived Hebron, the stereotyped image I had on the Palestinian situation has changed. I had an eerie feeling walking in streets full of closed markets, passing through checkpoints and getting all of our stuff and bags inspected.
I would really like to visit the fascinating traditional Glass Factory in Hebron again, and to sit at Al- Ibrahimi Mosque peacefully.
Another image of resistance I have seen was in Askar Camp; a very crowded cramped place in which its residents have no privacy and share almost everything with each other. However, people living there did not give up, and I believe they will never do.
Zajel workshops at the university were so refreshing. Students were eager to learn, wanted to improve their skills and were very cooperative. I will do my best to visit Palestine again and meet all of the volunteers and students I had the most amazing time with.