From Jerusalem to Yatta

We just had a short session in the morning before heading off to St George’s Cathedral for the handover ceremony. This is when we officially become the team, in our case, for the South Hebron Hills (SHH). Then we all had lunch at a restaurant in the area.

We then picked up our luggage and walked to Damascus Gate to catch a bus to Hebron. From there another to Yatta. Now we could settle into what would be our home for the next 3 months.

Group 53 SHH

These are the people that had the SHH placement and were symbolically handing it over to us. The fellow with the glasses is Ron Pond from Yellowknife. Both he and Hannes beside him were in Switzerland when I was there.

My team

This is my team – Laura from Germany, now living in Switzerland, me, Christian, a recently retired psychiatrist from Switzerland, and Leif, a Lutheran minister from Norway. I had met Christian in Switzerland when I went for training there.


This is all the new teams going to 7 different placements. We come from many different countries, including South Africa and Argentina.

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A Mosaic For Peace

this blog will describe my journey as an Ecumenical Accompanier with the World Council of Church's Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel from September to December 2011, from February to April 2013, and my volunteer work with the Hebron International Resources Network in 2014 and 2015

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