Annual olive harvest comes hand in hand with settler violence | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Annual olive harvest comes hand in hand with settler violence

Every year, the beginning of autumn is marked in Palestine with the olive harvest, which kicks off at the beginning of October and lasts for a number of weeks, as Palestinians work tirelessly to harvest their olive trees, which cover thousands of acres of Palestinian land.

The olive harvest is an intrinsic part of Palestinian culture and tradition, and has become symbolic of Palestinian ties to the land under Isralei occupation.

It’s an event cherished by Palestinians from all socio-economic backgrounds, especially those still living in rural towns and villages of the occupied West Bank, where olive trees grow in abundance.

But every year, as Palestinian families set out to their olive groves, they are inevitably met with violence from the Israeli military and Israeli settlers, who are known to coordinate attacks on Palestinian farmers and their crops during the harvest.

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