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We provide links to articles we think will be of interest to our supporters, informing them of issues, events, debates and the wider context of the conflict. We are sympathetic to much of the content of what we post, but not to everything. The fact that something has been linked to here does not necessarily mean that we endorse the views expressed in it.
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Leon Rosselson, letter to the Guardian, 28 July 2014

“Before the current round of violence, the West Bank had been relatively quiet for years,” writes Jonathan Freedland (Israel’s fears are real, but this war is utterly self-defeating, 26 July). According to B’Tselem, the Israeli human rights centre, 90 West Bank Palestinians were killed, 16 of them children, by the IDF or by settlers between January 2009 and May 2014. According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, there have been 2,100 settler attacks since 2006, involving beatings, shootings, vandalising schools, homes, mosques, churches and destroying olive groves. According to Amnesty International, between January 2011 and December 2013, Israeli violence resulted in injuries to 1,500 Palestinian children. “Relatively quiet” for whom?
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Alternative Tourism Group

atgThe Alternative Tourism Group (ATG) is a Palestinian NGO specializing in tours and pilgrimages that include critical examinations of the history, culture, and politics of the Holy Land.

Plan your Trip

ATG specializes in designing and organizing exciting itineraries for tour groups. We can also offer advice and assistance to individuals traveling in Palestine. If you are already in the country or traveling by yourself, check out our day tours to see the prescheduled tours that we offer at present.

Established in 1995, ATG operates according to the tenets of justice tourism, that is, tourism that holds as its central goals the creation of economic opportunities for the local community, positive cultural exchange between guest and host through one-on-one interaction, the protection of the environment, and political/historical education.

ATG works to encourage all tourism operators to abandon exploitive mass tourism and to adopt practices that positively affect the host population. Through these methods, ATG seeks to promote a positive image of Palestine and its people and to contribute to establishment of a just peace in the area.

ATG works with a wide range of groups and delegations that include:

  • International solidarity groups
  • Academic and fact-finding delegations
  • Church groups concerned with issues of social justice
  • Diplomats, journalists and researchers
  • NGOs and political organizations
  • Tourists and pilgrims groups

By choosing ATG you will gain:

  • A fair trip to the Holy Land.
  • A personal unforgettable experience where every individual request is granted.
  • A meaningful encounter with the local communities.

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