Burj Al-Luqluq Social Center Society organized the first tour for the participants of the Jerusalemite Role Model Program ‘ the guards of history’ within Live the Burj project, financed by the Arabic Development Fund, through the Islamic Bank and under the supervision of the Welfare Association. The program aimed to reinforce the Palestinian identity of Jerusalemite youth by meeting and listening from people who lived the Nakba phase by sharing their memories and stories about the reality of the war to these young Jerusalemite kids.
The tour started with participants number of 45 Jerusalemite youth to the depopulated Qalunya village, hosting Mohammad Sliman Al-Khatib who went with the participants and presented a short presentation on Al-Nakba Story, on how they was depopulated from the village and on how was the life before and after the Nakba phase.
The tour involved visiting Farhan fountain, Qalunya village and the tombs in Qalunya Cemetery in which there are three tombs appearing in front of people who pass the village.
Before ending the tour, Muntaser Edkaidek thanked Qalunya citizens and the activist young man Firas Al-Sabah who’s working to maintain the remaining archaeologies of Qalunya Village and went to bring Mohammad Al-Khatib from Ramallah. Moreover, Muntaser confirmed that we must thank Firas Al-Sabah and Mohammad Al-Khatib for this successful tour within this project and we must keep going forward to renovate Palestinian identity.
Palestinian television staff ‘ Good Morning Jerusalem Program ’attended the tour and were photographing Qalunya areas, Mohammad Al-Khatib presentation and made many interviews with the participants.