Photo: Tova Dadon

Co-existence summer camp

Peres Center for Peace holds fifth annual summer camp for Israeli, Palestinian children. Hopes to create environment for children to interact in on regular basis

Israeli and Palestinian children recently took part in a special summer camp at kibbutz Gat. The summer camp, sponsored by the Peres Center for Peace, was a week long and hosted 180 children.


This is the project's fifth year and, so far, more than 1,800 children, ages six to fourteen, have participated in it.


Interacting at summer camp (Photo: Tova Dadon)


Creating an environment in which Palestinian and Israeli children can interact is part of the center's ongoing mission to educate the country's youth about the Israeli-Arab co-existence.


This week's activities brought together young girls from Kiryat Gat, Kiryat Malachi and Be'er Tuvia with girls from the West Bank city of Nablus and the town of Beit Safafa.


The center's sports department also holds annual soccer and basketball tournaments for Israeli and Palestinian boys and girls, in hopes that children who play together will not grow up to be each others enemies.


The center's requests to have children of the West Bank cities of Jenin and Hebron take part in the tournaments have so far been denied.


פרסום ראשון: 08.08.07, 00:26
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