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Service Programs

Planting Olive Trees at the Shatilla Cemetery

This project was the brainchild of two Palestinians — a doctor and a student — in response to the call to participate in a Youth Service Weekend.

 

 

PLANTING OLIVE TREES FOR PEACE
PLANTING OLIVE TREES FOR PEACE

 

They chose Shatilla cemetery, the site of a horrific massacre more than 25 years ago, and asked Palestinian children to plant olive trees there on November 16, as a gesture of looking forwards towards a better, more peaceful future. The response was very enthusiastic.

Two UPF Ambassadors for Peace served as monitors for this project: an official from the Palestinian embassy and the director of Amnesty International’s Lebanon office.

 

PLANTING OLIVE TREES FOR PEACE
PLANTING OLIVE TREES FOR PEACE

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