On the road with the Freedom Tour
by ray goodlass
We are well and truly on the road now with the Freedom Bus, in the Jordan Valley at the moment, visiting small communities and families whose property has been destroyed by the Israeli military. Yesterday our community project was to plant a grove of olive trees.
This part of Palestine is designated Area C by the Israeli government, and though technically Palestine is under Israeli military control – indeed, we had some trouble with the military yesterday, who wouldn’t let us through a checkpoint.
Participants on the tour, and the Freedom Theatre personnel, are great, and we are having a good time, with a strong bond of solidarity. Which reminds me, last night we stayed in a property belonging to the Jordan Valley Solidarity Movement.
We are staying in communal community properties, which is a bit like camping out, but indoors. But the food, and the company, is great.