Olive planting program

The JAI-ATG Olive Planting Program, part of the JAI Olive Tree Campaign, lasts for 10 days in February each year, where people of any age and background from all over the world can join.

Participants are given the opportunity to listen to Palestinian farmers’ stories of how their properties are threatened by settlers, the Apartheid Wall, bypass roads or Israeli settlement expansions.

They plant a selection of the trees sponsored that season, usually 4 fields with approximately 400 olive trees in each.

In addition to planting, the participants get a chance to visit the Palestinian towns of Bethlehem, Jerusalem, Hebron and Ramallah. They also meet with Palestinian organizations that provide information on conflict-related issues.

Olive planting activity with Palestinian teenagers and youth

Category: Olive planting program
Created: 02 April 2021

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Planting2April2021 2An Olive Planting activity was organized by the JAI on Friday the 2nd of April 2021, at the village of Jaba'a, west of the Bethlehem area, with the participation of 40 Palestinian teenagers and youth through the JAI and YMCA Beit Sahour. The activity marked the Palestinian land day on the 30th of March. The teenagers are the JAI students, trained and prepared for students exchange programs, and the youth are from the YMCA Youth Hub.

Planting2April2021 3200 internationally-sponsored olive trees were planted in the field of Yousef Ali Hamdan, which is threatened by the surrounding Israeli settlements and outposts, as well as the adjacent settlers' bypass road.

The participants showed support and enjoyed their time together and in planting, together with the farmer' family.


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