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First in the Middle East Trekking Guides Graduate from Bethlehem University

Bethlehem, Palestine – On November 4th, 2016 The Community Trekking Tour Guide Program of Bethlehem University held its first graduation of eighteen trekking guides. The Community Trekking Tour Guide Program is the first of its kind in Palestine and the Middle East. Representatives from the Palestine Ministry of Tourism as well as Masar Ibrahim al-Khalil and its partner organizations were present at the ceremony. These organizations work to develop community based tourism in Palestine along the Masar Ibrahim.

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The Palestinian Women Hikers Club

The Palestinian Women Hikers Club has been created by Masar Ibrahim Al-Khalil to encourage women to break out from their daily routines and spend time in a more relaxing way experiencing the nature of Palestine.

The club is designed for women because there are few such activities for them. Many women are busy with daily responsibilities, often including motherhood and work, and rarely have a chance to leave their hometowns, which are usually noisy urban spaces. That is why, we would like to make the natural areas of Masar Ibrahim trail more accessible for women and their families. The togetherness of a group and shared cost aims to motivate the club members to take part in the excursions.

“For a long time, I have seen people joining hikes but I have never hiked. So I really wished to try it and I liked it a lot. Since today, I always want to hike and follow your events,” said Diana Hilal, the Palestinian Women Hikers Club member.

Would you like to enjoy a walk in nature with your best girlfriends or meet new people?

Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/PalestinianWomenHikers/

Constant Strengthening of Relations with Local Communities

In order to develop sustainably, Masar Ibrahim Al-Khalil works closely with the local Palestinian communities.

Evaluation Meetings for the French Project

Masr Ibrahim Al-Khalil has recently held a series of evaluation meetings regarding the French project (Development of Rural Communities in Palestine) in Beit-Sahour and Jericho Municipality and in the Governorate of Hebron with the participation of Masar coordinators from different areas and village councils.

Palestine Fam Trip 2016

Masar Ibrahim Al Khalil and Siraj Center for the Holy Land Studies in partnership with the French organizations, Afrat and Tetraktys, have successfully organized and implemented a Fam Trip to the French and Palestinian Tour Operators from the 18th of March until the 24th of March, 2016

Opening of “Palestine; The Land of Hiking” Exhibition

Masar Ibrahim Al Khalil in cooperation with Bethlehem Municipality and in partnership with Tetraktys organization have successfully done the opening of the Masar Ibrahim Al Khalil Exhibition, entitled “Palestine; The Land of Hiking”.

Lamar Guesthouse Opening

Masar Ibrahim Al Khalil and Hebron Rehabilitation Committee have successfully opened the Lamar Guesthouse which has been renovated and equipped by Hebron Rehabilitation Committee to be owned by Masar Ibrahim Al Khalil.

Reshayda Sunrise Walk, February 12th-13th, 2016

At 4:30pm we met all together in Bethlehem and got transferred to the Bedouin tents by minibus.

Public Meeting in Dar Salah

As part of the Public Meeting series that Masar Ibrahim Al Khalil has started conducting in order to involve the local communities more in the work of  Masar Ibrahim, MIAK has conducted a new public meeting to the local community of Dar Salah last Tuesday, the 23rd of February, 2016.

The opening of Aqabat Jaber Mud-House

Masar Ibrahim Al Khalil, Aqabat Jaber Women Center, and the popular committee of Aqabat Jaber has collaborated in the opening of Aqabat Jaber Mud-House which is one of the best guest-houses along Masar Ibrahim Al Khalil last Sunday, February 7th, 2016.