Replanting Saffa To Begin; Support Still Needed

11 December 2009

December in southern Occupied Palestine is the ideal time to begin planting new trees to replace what was destroyed in the previous year. For more than 6 months, since the beginning of April, 2009, Palestine Solidarity Project has been accompanying the three brothers Abdullah, Mohammed, and Hamad Soleiby and their families to work on their land in Saffa near the Bat ‘Ayin settlement. They suffered enormous loss physically and financially at the hands of arguably the most extreme settlers in the West Bank. Both Abdullah and Hamad were seriously injured by settlers this year, and all three lost over 500 fruit trees, including old olive trees, to intentional destruction by Jewish Israeli settlers.

From our previous fundraising campaign, we have managed to raise enough money to rebuild the fencing and well that serve the land, and are now collecting funds for the purchase of new saplings of olive and fruit trees to re-plant what settlers have destroyed.

If you can make a contribution, no matter the size, please do so either through our secure paypal account at: http://palestinesolidarityproject.org/donate or via check made out to: ‘PSP-NY’ and mailed to:
PSP-NY
P.O. Box 24281
Santa Fe, NM 87502
USA

In either the comment field of the paypal site or in the memo line of your check please indicate “saffa trees” so we can be sure to use your donation in the manner you wish.

Thank you for your support,
PSP and the farmers of Saffa