First entry from the Peace Work Camp in Bethlehem

by ray goodlass

Arrived on Thursday at the Peace Work Camp in Bethlehem on after a complex trip through Israel, the ‘Wall’, Israeli soldiers as border guards two buses and two taxis and all. A bit fraut, but I made it okay.

The ‘camp’ is a  crowded flat but very friendly and the hosts really hospitable. Friday was the first day of ‘work’, cleaning up an old stone house for the Centre for Cultural Studies and Preservation with a gaping hole caused by an Israeli bomb, in the Old City.

The Centre restores old and damaged buildings, but is also engaged in research and education.  Buildings need restoring largely because of Israeli military damage but also because of decay from age and wear and decay