Articles tagged with: olive harvest
Beit Ommar »
On October 21st, 2010, members of the Palestine Solidarity Project supported Umm Ziad, a Palestinian farmer with two sons in Israeli prisons, as she harvested her olive trees close to the settlement of Karmei Tsur. Umm Ziad’s olive trees are directly in front of the settlement fence on Beit Ommar land, and she refuses to go to the land alone due to harassment from Israeli settlers or the army.
Fortunately, on this day, the army did not try to stop the group from harvesting, nor did settlers attempt to hinder the work.
Two weeks before, Ziad, the son of the farmer who has mental disabilities, … Continue reading
Al-Jab'a, Beit Ommar »
PSP activists, along with Israeli solidarity activists, joined the residents of the small town of Al-Jab’a in harvesting their olives near the Gush Etzion checkpoint. Al-Jab’a, a town of 800 people, is totally cut off from the rest of the Palestinian West Bank, including Beit Ommar and Sourif, its neighbors, by roadblocks. If the Annexation Barrier is completed as currently planned, Al-Jab’a will be in the “seam zone”, surrounded by Israeli settlements on the “Israeli side” of the Barrier, totally cut off from the Palestinian territories. It has had much of its agricultural land confiscated de facto because of its proximity to the large Etzion settlement bloc and … Continue reading
Beit Ommar »
On Tuesday, October 20, a small group of Israeli and international activists from Anarchists Against the Wall, Rabbis for Human Rights, and PSP, joined Abu Jabber Soleiby and his family to again harvest his few olive trees. The Abu Jabber and Hamad Soleiby families have not been allowed to work freely on their land without either Israeli settler attacks and/or Israeli military intervention, since March of this year. PSP, along with Israeli activists, have had an on-going campaign that has lasted over 5 months, accompanying the farmers to their land which lies in a valley in the Saffa area of Beit Ommar, just below the … Continue reading