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.

55 youth from the YMCA and YWCA in Jerusalem plant olive trees

Category: Olive planting program
Created: 19 February 2016

On Friday the 19th of February 2016, the JAI has organizaed an olive tree planting activity for 55 Palestinian youth from the YMCA and YWCA in Jerusalem. The activity lasted for 4 hours, where the youth planted 200 olive trees, sponsored by internationals through the Olive Tree Campaign, at the field of Ali Ba'areh, that is threatned by an Israeli settlement and part of the wall is constructed in parts of his field, in the village of Al-Khader, south-west of the Bethlehem area.

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