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Weaving Economic Development Into a Bedouin Tradition

A weaving project in the Negev jump-starts an ages-old tradition and provides desperately needed income to the area’s nomads.

It was outside a shepherd’s tent, near the sand and dust of the Negev desert, that God chose to establish a relationship with the people of earth. From this remote location, approximately 4,000 years ago, Abraham became the father of three faiths: Jewish, Christian and Muslim.

Under tents not so different from Abraham’s, in a place known as Laqiya, the Pontifical Mission for Palestine has been supporting a unique weaving project for Arab

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