Masar Ibrahim Al-Khalil is a trail that runs through the West Bank from the Mediterranean olive groves of the highlands of the north to the silence of the deserts in the south, from the area west of Jenin to the area south of the Sanctuary of Abraham (known in Arabic as Al-Haram Al-Ibrahimi) in the city of (Hebron).
It is more than just a hiking trail, it’s a path that leads deep into the memory and heritage of Palestinian people, inviting you to discover the family life of the villages, the proud ways of Bedouin tribes, and the age-old traditions of hospitality that lie at the heart of Palestinian life.
Masar Ibrahim Al-Khalil (MIAK) is a non-profit community-based tourism initiative that delineates, and develops Masar Ibrahim in and around different Palestinian localities. The organization endorses cultural diversity and exchange, safeguards tradition and heritage, inspires storytelling and encourages friendships based on the advancement of human values and the preservation of the surrounding environment and the people’s needs for further growth and education. MIAK works closely and jointly with local communities to cultivate their resources, capacities and the opportunity for a better life
Masar Ibrahim Al Khalil partners and brings together the efforts, work and achievements of three organizations working in unison with Bethlehem University:
• Palestine Wildlife Society
• Rozana Association
• Siraj Center for Holy Land Studies
Vision: Vibrant Palestinian communities in a sustainable environment for an enticing experience of Palestine’s cultural history along Masar Ibrahim Al-Khalil.
Mission: Developing and promoting community-based tourism through Masar Ibrahim Al-Khalil.