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Olive Harvest 2014: Settlers cut olive trees in village between Salfit and Nablus.

Monday 6.10: Israeli settlers cut down around 100 olive trees nearby the village of Yassouf, which is located about 7 km north of the town of Salfit.  Farmers from this area have reported that settlers from Tuffah were behind. It has also been reported about vandalism in Burin and in Awarta.

Since the Israeli occupation of the West bank in 1967, more than 800 000 olive trees have been destroyed by Israeli forces or settlers, according to human rights organizations.

The olive tree industry takes up 14% of the agricultural income in Palestine.
Many families have some trees for their own use. During the olive harvest season families gather at the olive fields to pick olives. The olive harvest is an important part of Palestinian identity and way of life.

Join the Land Defence Coalition´s Olive harvest program and support the Palestinians in their struggle for the right to land and dignity. More information on how to show your support here.


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