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Olive Picking in the West Bank

An Olive Picking Program is organised each October by the Alternative Tourism Group (ATG) based in Beit Sahour – the village of the Shepherds’ Fields on the outskirts of Bethlehem.

The aim is to provide assistance and a protective civil international presence for Palestinian families to help them overcome the restrictions imposed by the Israeli military occupation and settlers during this vitally important agricultural season.

Besides olive picking, the program features introductory presentations about the current situation in Palestine and the effects of the Apartheid Wall, tours in the old city of Jerusalem, Hebron and Bethlehem, in addition to evening sessions, cultural events and social gatherings.  You stay in a local hotel or a Palestinian home – the choice is yours.