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Palestinian health care workers visit Scotland as part of educational link-up



From: CommonSpace

June 3, 2015

Delegation met with Minister for International Development Humza Yousaf at Scottish Parliament on Tuesday

NURSES and psychologists from Bethlehem in Palestine are on a week-long visit to Scotland as part of a strengthening of an educational link-up.

Glasgow District Council, Glasgow and Clyde Health Board and Glasgow Psychological Services have teamed up to organise the trip which is being funded by Glasgow City Council and humanitarian charity Spirit Aid.

The delegation of health workers from Bethlehem took part in a civic welcoming reception at the Glasgow Lord Provost's office on Friday.

Bethlehem, located in the Israeli occupied West Bank, has been twinned with Glasgow since 2007. During Israel’s assault on Gaza last summer, Glasgow City Council flew the Palestinian flag for a day in a mark of solidarity, following a request from the mayor of Bethlehem.

The delegation's reception at the city chambers was followed by a visit to the Scottish Parliament where the group met with Minister for International Development Humza Yousaf MSP and Jackie Baillie MSP and discussed the challenges involved in the provision of health care in Palestine.

Bethlehem University Foundation
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Bethlehem University in the Holy Land
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Bethlehem, Palestine