19\1\2014 - In a joint effort with the Stop the JNF campaign, the anti-apartheid Wall Campaign and the Union of Palestinian Farmers planted 113 trees in Al Hamma and Ain Al Beida areas and in the northern Jordan Valley, coinciding with the 113 anniversary of the establishment of the Jewish National Fund.
This event was carried out by about 70 participants and comes within the "Million Tree II" provided by the Arab Society for the Protection of Nature, in cooperation and partnership with the Association of anti-Jewish National Fund, a group of "Palestinians" and Save the Jordan Valley campaign.
Suheil Salman, the coordinator of the people's committees in Stop the Wall campaign said that this event comes in conjunction with the 113 anniversary of the establishment of the Jewish National Fund, which is one of the first and most important Zionist institutions that contributed to the displacement of Palestinians in 1948 and the destruction of more than 530 Palestinian villages, and raising funds for the Occupation Government, presenting itself to the world as a charity.
Participants named each tree after a displaced Palestinian village. Raafat Alkhndakja, a member of the Executive Committee of the Federation of farmers' associations, said that this event comes as a rejection of the occupation's expansionary policy, which is based on the displacement of the Palestinians for years, and as an emphasis on supporting the steadfastness of the Palestinian farmer against the Israeli government and settlers attack.
For more information on the international campaign to Stop the Jewish National Fund visit us at http://www.stopthejnf.org/.