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350 olive trees were brought to Wadi Fukin to be planted on the lands threatened by settlement expansion.
Wadi Fukin, West Bank, Palestine, March 30 2105.
Palestinian villagers plant olive trees on land confiscated by Israeli settlers near the village of Beit Ummar in the occupied West Bank. The trees are a symbolic protest to ongoing Israeli policies of land confiscation and illegal Jewish settlement.
The Africa Wood Grow company is trying a new angle on replanting, and combatting deforestation. They hope to make their endeavor lucrative, and attractive to business owners who need lumber, and other wood products.
Settlers of Itimar protest against Palestinian statehood
Background: On March 11th 2011 two young Palestinians snuck into the Israeli settlement of Itimar (in the West Bank) near Nablus and massacred a Jewish Israeli family as they slept; this atrocious act initiated a ripple of settler violence that rapidly spread across the West Bank. Now months later, and in light of Palestine’s UN statehood bid – which will take place later this week –, the settlers of Itimar have decided to make a statement of their own.
On September 20, 2011 the residents of Itimar gathered at the Fogel residence (family who was murdered) and after a speach by the mayor, began marching toward Nablus. The heavily armed group of settlers marched enthusiastically through the settlement, out of the iron security gate, and down the long monotonous road toward Nablus. IDF forces stopped the demonstrators before they were able to enter Nablus.