Olive Picking in the West Bank Pat Mood,myself and another local woman, Marion Flynn, together with Sue Monk from Maidstone who I met at the Palestinian Lobby of Parliament last year, travelled to the West Bank to be part of a group of ‘internationals’ picking olives as an expression of solidarity with farmers losing their land to the Occupation. It was an exhilarating and dismaying experience. For me, the shock was in no way lessened because I had been to the West Bank before.
We stayed on after the Olive Picking programme for a couple of days in Ramallah and spent an afternoon with staff of Medical Aid for Palestinians. I visited the Ramallah Palestinian Counselling Centre for a meeting with Luma Terazi to enable me to better understand the contribution that David Raines, our first psycho-therapist to visit the PSC under the auspices of Sumud Palestine, will be making when he visits in December. Angela