Palestine Local Customs

  • Local Customs
    by machomikemd
  • Local Customs
    by machomikemd
  • Local Customs
    by machomikemd

Palestine Local Customs

  • Clothing Advice

    or families, couples or individuals who traveling to Palestine, it is important to find out what is appropriate clothing to wear while on the tour. Shorts, t-shirts and other types of clothing are highly discouraged because they are disrespectful to individuals and certain religions. In addition to this, keep in mind that when visiting religious...

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  • Taybeh beer

    Drink Taybeh beer. Taybeh is a a Christian village located near Ramalah which has a brewery; actually it has the only Palestinian brewery. Foundeed by Nadim Khoury, it started producing beer in 1995. There are now four types of alcoholic Taybeh beer, and 1 non-alcoholic one for the local Muslim Community. Because beer doesn’t travel well, normally...

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  • THE PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY

    The Palestinian Authority now controls and governs the West Bank and Gaza Strip. This includes 190 local and municipal councils.

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  • Tea and coffee

    If invited to a meeting or someones home, you will be served lots and lots of sweet delicious tea for hours. But, when they bring in the coffee it is time to leave. Drink your coffee, chat for a few minutes and say good bye...Also, don't ever decline something you are offered to eat or drink. It will be brought to you on a tray, so if you don't...

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  • Flag of Palestine

    Palestinians love their flag. (Who doesn't?) During the first Intifada they were banned from waving or showing it, so they resorted to wearing clothes with the color of their flag or flying kites with black red green and white. Here my friend Ali is at an anti-war march in SF proudly waving his flag...they might not have a state but a flag they do!...

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  • Prepare yourself

    Once you're there you might want to familiarize yourself with the human rights and political situation. Some valuable sources (I feel) are www.palestinemonitor.org (the voice of Palestinian civil society), www.btselem.org (Israeli human rights organization-monitors abuses from both sides) and www.haaretzdaily.com (Israeli daily newspaper in...

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  • El-AQSA MosqueSince 1967,...

    El-AQSA MosqueSince 1967, Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem has been the target of several attempts by the occupation authorities to destroy or burn it, including several attempts to bring about its collapse through underground excavations (shown above).The Jerusalem Islamic Supreme Council had repeatedly warned against such activities. On August 21,...

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  • Go with no pre-conceptions

    Just go there with an open mind! Especially if you're a woman. Yes you might be harassed but I always thought about all the good people I met there, keeping in mind that 95% of all my memories of the Palestinian people and way of living was positive. In Ramallah you can get away with wearing t-shirts, jeans, funky clothes, whatever. But stay away...

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  • Try as one may, it is...

    Try as one may, it is impossible to sink in the thick brine which is four times as salty as regular sea water. One can, however, recline on the water to read a newspaper.

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  • The Palestinians still have...

    The Palestinians still have not a recognised State (the Kurds as well, without going too far away), but they established a Palestinian National Authority which has a PNA Web site; a very interesting source of information is managed by the Arab Studies Society - Land Research Centre at LRC Web site, the important thing with the LRC is they are based...

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  • I maintain that one of the...

    I maintain that one of the reasons I was and always am treated so kindly in Muslim culture is because I make an effort to dress respectfully. Lots of Americans at the Al-Aqsa compound are forced to borrow the green sack-like objects to wear while visiting the two mosques, because they are dressed indecently. If you are even remotely planning on...

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  • the whole world supports the...

    the whole world supports the palestinians against israel,so I will make a little propaganda against terrorism,although I know that I will receive many letters of insults;these 3 posters belong to the association:'Women in Green',they are israeli women who struggle to proove that the peace process has killed more jews than the wars!let's go:

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