Day Trip to Birzeit University and Rawabi

Today the Go Palestine campers took a tour of the Birzeit University campus. They explored the campus and spoke with students from the university. During a presentation by students from the Right2Education campaign, they participated in a discussion about the geopolitical realities of being a student in the West Bank, and more specifically Birzeit University’s long and arduous history of resistance to the occupation. Following this, the students visited an on-campus memorial dedicated to Birzeit students who lost their lives to the occupation forces.

Following the trip to Birzeit university, the campers traveled to Rawabi, a planned housing and urban center headed by Palestinian businessman Bashar al-Masri. They were taken on a tour of the neighborhoods, the Romanesque amphitheater and entertainment center, and ended the tour with an engaging Q&A with Bashar al-Masri himself. After the trip to Rawabi, the campers returned to Ramallah to have ice cream at the famous Baladna ice cream.