Monday, October 29, 2007
UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
"NABLUS/JAYYOUS, WEST BANK, 29 October 2007 (IRIN) - Autumn in the West Bank is usually a festive season when families harvest the olives together but this year's Palestinian crop has again been marked by violence and restrictions on land access.....
During the olive harvest, Palestinians venture into agricultural areas they would normally avoid due to their proximity to Israeli settlements.
Israeli volunteers, from organisations such as Rabbis for Human Rights, join the Palestinians during the harvest in an attempt to reduce friction with the settlers, but their presence is not always enough......"