Aboud Village: The Denied Potential of Palestinian Heritage

Media Briefs
December 16, 2018

The village of Aboud is in the northwest of the Governorate of Ramallah/Al-Bireh, located within five km from the 1967 border and 20 kilometers from the city of Ramallah, and has a population of about 2,200 (according to the PCBS 2017 population census) Palestinians Christians and Muslims. On 17 December of every year, the village celebrates the feast of Saint Barbara, where the people of the village serve the traditional Palestinian Christian dish known as “burbara” (based on boiled wheat seeds). The natural beauty of the village has made it also be known as the “city of flowers.” Today this symbol of Palestinian heritage is being threatened by the ongoing expansion of Israel’s illegal colonial settlement enterprise, including the Annexation Wall. Aboud remains an example of Palestine’s denied touristic potential. 

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