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Olive harvest begins for farmers affected by the Barrier
23 October 2014
The olive harvest is an important economic, social and cultural event for Palestinians, with nearly half of all cultivated land in the occupied Palestinian territories planted with olive trees.
However, the West Bank Barrier and the associated Israeli permit regime hinders many Palestinian farmers from tending to their land. These access restrictions have led to a significant decline in the farmers’ production and hence, their income.
The Biddu enclave is one area where farmers are impacted by the Barrier. We joined the Biddu famers as they began their harvest this week.
Click here to read more about the Biddu enclave, here, to view an infographic, and here to read farmers’ stories.