I Grew Up Through My Trip To Palestine
I am one of the volunteers at the Great People of September 2019 and my name is Samuele from Switzerland. First of all, I want to thank everyone, the European volunteers and the Najah group for the affection, hospitably, love that I received. It was a strong experience, sometimes difficult, but certainly very exciting. For me this trip will remain one of the ones that helped me to grow and that made me think a lot. I am very proud to have had this experience! I think that’s what a trip is all about, going home with a little bit more in your luggage!
By: Samuele - Switzerland
The think I enjoyed being able to talk to the local people and hear their stories. I also have enjoyed the visits we had (Bethlehem, desert, Ramallah, Hebron …). Palestine has very beautiful landscapes! I really noticed a willingness to show us around and let us know as much as possible Palestine and for this I am very enthusiastic.
I find it hard to describe what I felt and the affection I received, but surely something fantastic is happening. In Europe there is a tendency, due to the media, to impose prejudice on people towards these countries, for example: dangerous, not tolerant… In reality this is not so! Actually here people are much more open and ready to help you, even if they suffer they don’t make the victims! If I were Palestinian, I would be very proud of it! Surely every person is different, everyone has their own character, but a people so humble and so supportive is hardly to find in Europe.
Unfortunately, the ethical problems and hardships experienced by this people are ignored by everyone in Europe; when we always talk about hypothetical walls, but we do not consider those that exist!
I don’t have the superpowers to be able to change this situation on my own, but however, I can try to recommend it to all my friends in a similar experience, and try to get to know the Palestinian situation, so that people are more informed and not affected by the media.
I hope one day to return to this beautiful country, when peace will finally arrive to this region, As I said before it was a very strong and moving experience, and just thinking about some scenes make me cry. I wish with all my heart to these beautiful people that I have known a worthy future, because they deserve it very much! Thank you for everything.