Olive picking program

The Olive Picking Program is organized each fall for 10 days, in coordination with the Alternative Tourism Group (ATG).

This Olive Picking Program aims to provide assistance and a protective civil international presence for Palestinian families to help them overcome the restrictions imposed by the Israeli military occupation and settlers during the olive harvest season.

In addition to their picking activities the participants developed a social, cultural, political, historic and religious understanding of the region, witnessed life under occupation, and shared advocacy ideas and tools.

A picking activity for 35 people from the Quartet office in Jerusalem

Category: Olive picking program
Created: 28 October 2017

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On Friday the 27th of October 2017, the JAI organized a picking activity for the staff and volunteers of the Quartet office in Jerusalem, at a threatened field of Mazin Obaidallah, in the village of Wad Fukin, west of the Bethlehem area.

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The activity aimed at supporting and providing protective presence for farmers in such area and village that is surrounded by the two Israeli colonies (settlements) and is frequently subjected to settlers' attacks, especially during the olive harvest season.

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