In coordination with the Palestinian Ministry of Tourism, the Masar Ibrahim Al-Khalil organized a two-day workshop entitled “Cultural Heritage in Hebron”. Beginning on December 21st, the workshop explored ways to develop and increase information and experiences about the cultural heritage of Hebron. Many people are only familiar with the Ibrahimi Mosque, so the workshop aimed at increasing information and expanding the larger Palestinian narration for the local people and the guides. The workshop was attended by Dr. Ahmed Al Rajoub of the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, representatives from the Hebron Rehabilitation Committee (HRC), the minestry of Awqaf, tour guides and Masar Ibrahim staff.
The first day of the workshop includes lectures about tourism, the old city, the heritage and the important sites such as presses (sesame and olive), Ibrahimi Mosque and other tourist sites. Dr. Ahmad of the Ministry talked about tourist sites such as the olive and sesame press, shrines and also about the city’s heritage and current political situation. Sheikh Abu Halawa, Director of Ibrahimi Mosque, talked about the mosque and commented that “it is the core of the city and without it, the town wouldn’t have any value. Amira Jaber, Women and Community Development Coordinator of the Masar Ibrahim, talked about its projects, their goals and achievements. Mrs. Sarah al Shammas also made a presentation about the Sesame Press.
On the second day of the workshop participants had a tour of the city, visiting the olive presses, the town's market, sesame press, and the Ibrahimi Mosque, Sultan’s Pool,Tal al Rumeida, Hammam Ibrahim al Khalil (bath), Khan al Wikala, Harat Al Masharqa (neighborhood), Ibrahim Hospice, Natsheh olive press, Khan Shaheen , Bani dar neighborhood and Hebron rehabilitation committee (HRC).