Olive Trees Planted Along Illegal Settlement

12 December 2007

A representative from the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship joined members of the Palestine Solidarity Project and local youth in planting 12 olive trees along the fence built around the illegal Israeli settlement Karmi Tsur on Beit Ommar’s land. The 12 trees, meant to represent each member of PPF’s recent delegation to Palestine, are the first in what will hopefully be an ongoing olive tree-planting campaign organized by the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship in the Occupied Palestinian Territories in coordination with local communities including Beit Ommar. After the 12 trees were planted, local children lined up along the trees, raising their hands in victory for reclaiming land that they have been prevented from approaching in the last year since the fence was built well onto Palestinian agricultural fields.