Rebuilding Hope 2022

Tuesday 19th April — Saturday 30th April 2022
Rebuilding Home, Rebuilding Hope... Amos Home Rebuild trips are an opportunity to bring hope to a Palestinian family and community by helping them to rebuild their demolished home.

Rebuilding Hope 2022
Tuesday 19th April – Saturday 30th April

“The experience of everything and everyone around you sharpens your awareness of why you are there and what you can do to immerse yourself in other peoples struggles.”

Join us in April 2022 as we help rebuild a demolished Palestinian home.

  • Dates:
    Tuesday 19th April – Saturday 30th April 2022

  • Price:
    £1,500 per person based on two people sharing a twin room. Single rooms are available upon payment of a supplementary fee.

  • Where:
    Bethlehem and Hebron

  • Fundraising
    We will ask all participants to raise £1,500 towards the costs of the projects undertaken.

  • Flying from:
    London Heathrow

  • Trip leaders:
    Amos’ highly-experienced team and our partners Holy Land Trust and HIRN

The Trip

Rebuilding Home, Rebuilding Hope... Amos Home Rebuild trips are an opportunity to bring hope to a Palestinian family and community by helping them to rebuild their demolished home.

The Israeli home demolition programme is one of the most brutal aspects of the Occupation, many commentators call it ‘family demolition’ and its widely condemned by the international community.

It will normally take years for a Palestinian family to build a home, as they gradually invest money they save (and borrow), in constructing it. When it is destroyed in a matter of minutes by the Israeli army, the impact is devastating and most have no hope of being able to rebuild again.

We will be working alongside a family and local builders to rebuild a home that has been destroyed. We will also seek to undertake a variety of other building activities, which have in the past have included work on a school in a refugee camp, creating a vineyard and erecting an industrial-sized polytunnel/greenhouse.

Amos Home Rebuild trips are an opportunity to bring hope to a Palestinian family and community by helping them to rebuild their demolished home.

We expect the project on this trip to be a combination of activities and it is possible that the continuing escalation of home demolitions that we have witnessed over the last two years, may result in us focussing on a school or community building if our local partners feel the risk to a family is too great.

There is a very strong emotional impact of joining a rebuilding trip. We work closely with and befriend the family whose home we are rebuilding and while each of the homes we have rebuilt still stand, several are under threat and could be demolished with very little warning. We therefore ensure that there are lots of opportunities to stop and process what’s going on, discuss how it’s going and to check in with each other.

There will also be time off in Bethlehem and Hebron and opportunities for people to take time away from the building sites to visit Jerusalem, Jericho or other places on the West Bank. We will also be talking through ways in which participants can respond when they return home and we will provide opportunities for you to explore this further once you arrive home.

There will also be time off in Bethlehem and Hebron and opportunities for people to take time away from the building sites to visit Jerusalem, Jericho or other places on the West Bank.

We ask all those taking part to not only pay their own costs, (flights and full-board accommodation are included), but also to raise a further £1,500 for the rebuilding programme. Each year people report back to us how readily friends and family have been to respond and support them in this.

For us, not only are the funds raised essential (we could not do any building work without them), but also because it is the most effective means we have to spread the word about Israel’s home demolition programme and to get involved in practical responses to it. We will provide lots of advice and support in the best ways to raise these funds and we will put you in touch with other rebuilders who are also raising money.

A rebuilt Palestinian home that had once been destroyed by the Israeli army.

Rebuilding Home, Rebuilding Hope: A rebuilt Palestinian home that had once been destroyed by the Israeli army.
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“Why go to Palestine with Amos Trust? Because you have to see for yourself to believe and start to understand.”

What you need to know

Please read the Essential Information for this trip before booking.

Change The Record

Our Palestine travel programme is a vital part of our Change The Record campaign with its call for full equal rights for everyone who calls Palestine/Israel home. This trip will include time talking through some simple ways in which participants can respond to what they have experienced and we will provide opportunities for people to explore this further once they have returned home.

Coronavirus

We are monitoring the rules and advice on international travel closely. Likewise, we need to make the trip itinerary and logistics as Covid-secure as possible.

You will need to confirm that you have been fully vaccinated before travelling with us and fulfil all necessary Covid testing requirements that are in effect at the time of this trip.

If the travel rules and advice in place between the UK and Israel/Palestine at the end of (((January 2022))) are so restrictive as to make group travel unviable, (i.e. extended periods of quarantine on arrival or return, or we are advised not to travel), we will postpone the trip. We will offer all participants places on a rescheduled trip in (((October 2022))) or a full refund.

If international travel rules or advice changes after the end of (((January 2022))) we will contact participants immediately to notify them of any changes that we have had to make.

Offsetting Emmissions

Amos Trust is very conscious of the environmental impact of flying. We believe that the importance of our travel programme in promoting Palestinian rights warrants these flights, and we seek to ensure that we make the best possible use of them.

We offset the carbon burnt on our trips through a tree-planting programme with our Nicaraguan partners CEPAD, and offer all participants the chance to do the same. A return flight from London Heathrow to Ben Guirion airport in Tel Aviv emits approximately 1.2 tonnes of CO2. We calculate the full carbon compensation cost for this journey to be £30.

Book now

A group of home rebuilders standing on the roof of a rebuilt Palestinian home.

To book your place and pay your deposit for this unique trip, simply click here or on the Book Now button near the top of the page. If you have any questions about this trip, please read the accompanying Essential Information.
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** The situation in the West Bank can be quite fluid and plans may need to change at the last minute.

Photography: © Amos Trust — James Jagger, Nick Welsh & Peter Woodall

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