Ibdaa Cultural Center


Country/TerritoryPalestinian Authority
In their own words"to provide an environment for the camp's young children and young people to develop their abilities creatively and young leadership skills through social, cultural ad educational activities empower children and instill in them the confidence and strength necessary to face up to their difficult future, while educating the international community about the Palestinian refugee issue."



  • Community center in Dheisheh Refugee Camp (near Bethlehem). Founded 1995, claiming to serve 1200 local children with various programs, including educational/political programs.
  • Prominent Dance Troupe that tours internationally.
  • Guesthouse where “international activists” stay during their activity in area.
  • Director of Ibdaa played a prominent role in anti-Israel activities at Durban conference.
  • Much of MADRE’s highly politicized anti-Israel activity based on Ibdaa’s material, including “refugee testimony” used at Durban.

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