Women’s Encounter: Palestine 2024

Wednesday 15th – Wednesday 22nd May
A trip that offers a unique chance to understand more about issues facing women in Jerusalem, the West Bank and Nazareth and how to stand in solidarity with them. 

Women’s Encounter: Palestine 2024
Wednesday 15th – Wednesday 22nd May

Following the success of our first Women’s Encounter trip in 2019, we are delighted to run another women-only tour led by Sally Azzam (Amos Trust) and Lucy Talgieh, Hana Kirreh and Diala Ghattas from our partner Wi’am Reconciliation Centre. 

  • Dates:
    Wednesday 15th – Wednesday 22nd May 2024

  • Price:
    £1,400 with flights
    £1,000 without flights

  • Where:
    Bethlehem, Hebron, East Jerusalem and Nazareth

  • Flying from:
    To be confirmed

  • Staying in:
    Bethlehem and Nazareth

  • Trip leaders:
    Sally Azzam from Amos Trust and Lucy Talgieh, Hana Kirreh and Diala Ghattas from Wi’am

This trip is ideal for:

  • women who are new to Palestine/Israel or have visited many times before
  • women who want to understand more about the situation, and the politics surrounding it, by hearing and seeing first-hand
  • women who enjoy Palestinian culture and hospitality 
  • women activists.

Prices will be based on two people sharing. Single rooms are available upon payment of a supplementary fee of £250.


What are the group flight details?
(All times are local.)

  • Depart: Wednesday 15th May 2024
    The exact flight details are to be confirmed, but most likely to be a morning flight from London Heathrow.

  • Return: Wednesday 22nd May 2024
    The exact flight details are to be confirmed, but most likely to depart from Tel Aviv, Ben Gurion, in the afternoon and arrive back at London Heathrow mid-late evening.

This 8-day (7-night) trip will be based in Bethlehem and Nazareth where you will:

  • meet and spend time with women activists
  • understand the impact of the Israeli Occupation on women’s lives
  • visit women-run programmes and see how projects are using culture to promote girls’ and women’s rights
  • visit women in their homes and enjoy Palestinian hospitality 
  • visit women whose homes have been destroyed and hear about the impact upon them and their families
  • hear about the issues within Palestinian society that women are challenging and how they stand up to the Occupation
  • enjoy some great company, laugh lots and be inspired by the people you meet.

Sally Azzam is from Nazareth. She has worked alongside Amos for many years until she moved to the UK in 2021 and joined the Amos Trust team. 

Lucy Talgieh is the lead worker for Amos Trust’s partner Wi’am Reconciliation Centre’s women’s work. She is a local councillor, one of the authors of Kairos Palestine, played for the Palestine Netball team and has spoken around the world on women’s rights and the impact of the Occupation.

Hana Kirreh is from East Jerusalem and has been involved with Wi’am since its foundation. She is a consultant, trainer, and researcher who represents Wi’am at different seminars, conferences, and workshops internationally and locally, most recently at COP 27 in Egypt and a peace-building workshop at LSE in London.

Diala Ghattas is a social worker with Wi’am. She runs the women’s programmes in the Wi’am Centre and provides specialist and psycho-social support to the community.

This trip is limited to 20 places. If you are not sure if this particular trip is for you, please do get in touch by emailing [email protected]

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 our Essential Information page.

What you need to know
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.

We closely monitor the advice and guidance on travelling to Israel and the West Bank. If the guidance changes, we will adjust the trip accordingly as the safety and well-being of participants is of paramount importance to us. 

Offsetting Emissions

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.

Photography: © Amos Trust/Mark Kensett


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