Traditional Food Festival in Hebron’s Old City

More than 1,200 hebronites came to enjoy Palestinian food and international cuisine at the first ever Traditional Food Festival in the Old City of Hebron.

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More than 1,200 hebronites came to enjoy Palestinian food and international cuisine at the first ever Traditional Food Festival in the Old City of Hebron.

Different kinds of sweets and desserts, couscous from Morocco, maftoul, mosakhan dajaj and several other homemade Palestinian dishes were on the menu on the first day of the festival 19 October 2010.

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The Traditional Food Festival in Hebron’s Old City is a part of an economic campaign, called Amar Ya Biladi (Reviving the Old City), initiated by Hebron Rehabilitation Committee in cooperation with local Palestinian non-governmental and governmental institutions. The main objective of the campaign is to contribute to the promotion of commercial activity and social mobility in the Old City in Hebron.

— Initiatives strengthening the local economy are crucial for the social and cultural development of the Old City. It is important for the TIPH to support projects with the aim of improving the welfare of the local economy. Furthermore, food is a tool to bring people together, which makes this day an excellent opportunity for the TIPH to interact with people living in Hebron, Community Relations Officer Nasrin Hoseini says.

 

19 October 2010