Welcome to Bedford via Zoom for virtual visitors from Palestine

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Friends of Al Walaja
Two Palestinian students visited Bedford pre-lockdown.

On Thursday (23 July), Bedford will be one of six towns taking part of a virtual tour of the UK by a group of Palestinians, and the theme will be ‘twinning’.

Bedford is informally twinned with the Palestinian village of Al Walaja, and members of that community have also been invited to take part.

“This is part of a virtual tour of the UK,” said organiser, Rob Wall, of Bedford Friends of Al Walaja.

“The virtual visitors will be dropping in on six places over six days. Each visit features a Zoom meeting with a presentation about the town and then an opportunity for the Palestinians to ask questions about life here.

“It’s also an opportunity for them to tell us about life in Palestine.

“I have invited all the Palestinians who came to Bedford in February, including those from our twin village of Al Walaja, but there will also be other people from the West Bank.”

Read: Palestinian students share their experiences during visit to Bedford

The event takes place on Thursday from 7.30-9pm and the Zoom code will be https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81883334955.

In February, two students from the West Bank’s Al Walaja visited Bedford with the aim of strengthening links and understanding between the towns’ communities.

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