trapped between authoritarian governments and Islamist groups such as the Muslim Brotherhood. But
within these societies there are many disconnected and neglected groups of support for non-sectarian, pluralistic, tolerant, accountable and transparent policies based on the consent of the governed.
These are the people we encounter during the summer programme – families who want nothing more than to
raise their children, see them well educated and have the opportunity for worthwhile employment. They want the opportunity to travel around their own country and abroad and to live without the restrictions
occupation brings. The growth rate of the West Bank economy has been over six per cent but as Hanan Ashrawi, an ex-minister in the Palestinian government and a veteran of peace negotiations, remarked: ‘We don’t want
to make our prison more comfortable, we want to get out of the prison. Without occupation we can build a thriving and vibrant economy.’
2013 Summer Activities
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