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ALJAZEERA ENGLISH: WEST BANK OLIVE FARMERS PREDICT POOR HARVEST

November 8, 2014

AlJazeera English:

Palestinian farmers in the occupied West Bank say their annual olive harvest will be well down on previous years, blaming bad weather and repeated attacks by Israeli settlers. According to UN figures, settlers damaged or destroyed nearly 11,000 olive trees owned by Palestinian farmers in the occupied West Bank over the last year. The trees were either cut down with chainsaws, knocked over by bulldozers or set on fire. Al Jazeera's Imtiaz Tyab reports from the occupied West Bank. 

VIEW REPORT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NcjR0Ijr5Hs 

"The farming challenges are regular access to land and regular access to water resources. These two challenges are stripping the Palestinians of over than 60% of their capacity for the harvest" - Nasser Abufarha, Director & Founder of Canaan Fair Trade.