Shuafat Refugee Camp

The Shuafat refugee camp is the largest neighborhood in Jerusalem, a neighborhood beyond the wall, within Jerusalem. Kulna Jerusalem invites you to join us on an introductory tour of the city, to hear about the processes taking place in the city in the last few years, and mainly to see and understand from up close the unfathomable reality that its citizens have to face on a daily basis.

The tour is led by a resident of the neighborhood, and includes a stop at his house and a view from the rooftop of his home.

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Beit Tzafafa

Beit Tzafafa is a village in southern Jerusalem that is surrounded by Jewish neighborhoods in all directions. What distinguishes the residents of Beit Tzafafa from the other neighborhoods and villages where other Arabs live, is the disparity between residents of 1948 and residents of 1967: citizens of the state of Israel that lived on the Israeli side of the border since 1948 and residents that lived on the Jordanian side of the border until 1967 and are defined until today, like the majority of the locals of East Jerusalem – as residents, not citizens.

We at Kulna Jerusalem, invite you to a special introduction of Beit Tsafafa and its people, via a tour of the neighborhood and meeting the special figureheads that live and are active in this area. The tour is led by members of the community, and will focus on the historical story of the neighborhood, with its village charm and interaction with its people.

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Justice Workers – Increasing Awareness of Construction Site Deaths

In 2021 alone, 70 people were killed in on-site accidents at work, more than half of them being in the construction industry. A majority of those who passed away were Palestinian workers, which gave way to public ignorance on the topic and a dismissal of the obligation to right what’s wrong and enforce safety procedures.

In the wake of the initiative called ‘Po’alei Tzedek’ or Justice Workers, which is a play on the Hebrew word ‘po’alim’/construction workers, which within its framework a huge mural drawing was created in the Talpiot neighborhood, we have decided to push activism also on this painful topic, where lives are lost for naught. This program is carried out with school students and volunteers who visit construction sites, thank the workers for their hard work, and ask them to follow the safety rules and regulations for themselves and for the sake of their loved ones. In addition, together with organizations and other activists, we are pursuing awareness and action in the public arena and in the press, in order to raise awareness on the topic and to offer a few courses of action that must be taken in order to impress change.

Follow this link for an article written in ‘Kol Ha’ir’ following the visit of the students of ‘Keshet’ at a construction site, led by Kulna.

Between two reading stops that exist in Park Hamesilot (Railroad Park) between the neighborhoods of Beit Tzafafa and the Katamonim, there exists a distance which is small geographically, but wide in the areas that still differ between them. During the late months of 2021, we held 3 special events between the two stops, a festival of culture and gathering for hundreds of the neighboring residents.

With accessible activities in both languages, we provided music, capoeira lessons, plays, arts and crafts and more surprises. These bridged the gaps for even a short while, and built bridges between the hearts of those who attended and participated. Between two stops there is but one path: the path of a shared society and good neighborship. This is the path of Kulna and the path we will continue down and continue to expand with further projects awaiting us in 2022.