Tour in Beer Sheva\\ Bi'r al-Saba'
The Nakba in South Palestine: A tour of learning, commemoration and hope at a dispossessed Palestinian city
From: 18/12/2020 11:00 - To: 18/12/2020 13:00
The house of Abu Middein, the Palestinian Mayor of the city before the Nakba

In this tour we will learn some of the history of Bir al-Saba’, founded in 1901. We will learn about its occupation in October 1948, an occupation that turned it into an Israeli town. We will walk among houses whose Palestinian owners were displaced at the start of the Nakba to become refugees. The state of Israel still prohibits their return.

We will look at the architecture, learn of the life that was one here and were cut short, learn of former schools and government buildings from ottoman and British times.

The route is 3 kilometers of easy walk.

Meeting Point: Rambam parking lot near the market and the Palestinian cemetery. Address: 1 Rambam St. If you drive, there is free parking. If you use public transportation, the meeting point is about 10 minutes’ walk from the central bus station. Map here

A bus will pick up participants from Tel Aviv. Meeting point: Lewinkey Park, Ha-gdud Ha-ivri St. Meeting time: 9:00 am.

The tour complies with health guidelines to avoid spread of COVID-19. Registration is mandatory and number of participants is limited to avoid crowdedness. To register, please email: umar@zochrot.org

Tour facilitator: Umar al-Ghubari . Contact: 0528743099

The tour will be held in Hebrew. English & Arabic translation will be provided by demand.

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