By: Will/ United Kingdom
I have never met braver, kinder or friendlier people in the world than those I met in Palestine, and I know I never will anywhere else. The last two weeks have been the most incredible and important of my life. Incredible in that I have seen and heard things that I didn’t think I would ever see happening, and important because I know that this trip has surely changed my life. I feel honoured to have spent time working alongside the local and international volunteers and to have been allowed to see a little of what life really means for the Palestinian people. The Palestinians have a kind of passion that I have never encountered before. They never give up, despite everything, and that makes me hopeful for what the future will bring.
I can’t believe how much we managed to fit in such a small amount of time, from working at the camp, to the lectures to the trips and all of the other activities. I’m exhausted now, but if I could do it all again, I would go back today. The day I left Nablus I left some very dear friends and I will never forget how kind and how much fun they all are.
I will now urge everyone I know to come to Zajel next year and I can only assume that if they do, they will have the best two weeks of their lives.