Sunday, December 17, 2017

Olive Trees

  • Palestinian annual olive harvest, a struggle to survive | November 07, 2013
    Every year, throughout October and November, Palestinians carry out an ancestral tradition: the olive harvest. Palestinians farmers along with their relatives, friends and international supporters begin picking olives from the eight and a half million productive olives trees that bring economic sustenance to around 100,000 families in West Bank. .....
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  • Jayyous: a village’s struggle for its own land | September 25, 2013
    Jayyous, a Palestinian village on the western border of the West Bank, takes pride in having the best volleyball team in all of Palestine. Yet instead of worrying about winning the Palestinian championship, the villagers have a whole range of other, more threatening, problems to face. .....
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  • Sebastiya: Agricultural lands under threat from nearby settlement | February 12, 2013
    In recent weeks the agricultural lands of the village of Sebastiya have become under threat of damage by the release of sewage onto them from a nearby settlement.   Since the beginning of summer in 2012 the settlement of Shavei Shomeron has been releasing its sewage into Sebastiya’s lands. At first only a small amount was reaching their lands... .....
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  • Settler violence continues in Qusra | January 17, 2013
    Since the beginning of the new year the village of Qusra, South of Nablus has seen increasing acts of violence towards its residents and agricultural lands by settlers in the surrounding outposts. Less than one month into 2013, the residents claim that 600 trees have been destroyed or uprooted, in addition to 8 people wounded from rubber bullets an .....
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  • Mukhmas: Let the harvest begin! | October 25, 2012
    Olive trees are everywhere in the West Bank, dotting the semi-arid hills with swaths of green for as far as the eye can see. The resilient and weathered olive tree is symbolic of the Palestinian people. They too are resolute and connected to the soil, willing to weather whatever may come their way. This fall, like every other year, the annual olive .....
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