up rooting of olive trees

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davideyoung

Please summerize a link any time you post one. People get nervous about unexplained links.
 
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AhabtheArab

Please summerize a link any time you post one. People get nervous about unexplained links.
Oh its talking about the symbolisim of the olive tree and why they are so good and why they shouldnt be up rooted and how they are and who does it.
 
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AhabtheArab

What is happening to the olive trees?
Uprooting/bulldozer policy
The Arab-Israeli conflict encompasses more than human casualties, it has created environmental disasters. One of these tragedies is the uprooting of the historic olive trees. The Israeli Defense Force has historically uprooted olive trees to “build settlements, expand roads and lay infrastructure,” (End the Uprooting of trees) recently, or since the start of the Intifada the uprooting has occurred more frequently and has targeted many Palestinian villages. Centuries-old olive trees have been uprooted which has caused tremendous losses for the farmers in many ways.
The Israeli Defense Force has uprooted thousands of trees in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. In addition to the uprooting they have set these olive trees on fire, set up complete blockade of commercial movement between the Gaza Strip and each of the West Bank and Israel and vice versa. Exports from Gaza and the West Bank to the rest of the world were also blocked.
The bulldozer policy:
Olive groves along most of the road networks have been declared security zones, preventing farmers from tending their crops. Groves within 200 meters of the roads have been bulldozed in many areas to prevent them being sued as cover by Palestinian soldiers (Palestine monitor/BBC.)
On October 22 of 2002, the Israeli press reported that the Israeli army prohibits Palestinian farmers from harvesting their olive crops in the West Bank, claiming that they cannot protect the olive pickers from attacks by Israeli settlers. (Palestine Monitor, Urgent appeal).
Setting trees on fire, and chopping them down:
On October 23, 2002, the Washington Post reported that hundreds of olive trees in Palestine were set afire by Jewish settlers. In addition, down the road about 100 other trees were sawed to the ground. (Anderson).

Restrictions on Farmers
Restrictions to harvesting come in many forms, including:

Curfews
The curfew that has been placed in many cities caused tremendous destruction to the agricultural products as well as to the farmers’ economic well being. Since the curfew placed on many cities, the Israeli army has prohibited the farmers from cultivating their lands and from collecting the fruits.
Security Closures
The Israeli procedures, especially the closure policy and delaying the establishment of the safe passage for over four years, noticeably weekend Palestinian domestic trade. Security closure and economic siege, which the Palestinian economy had been subject to since 1988. the closure, which continued even after the singing of Oslo Accords in 1993.
Gaza International airport has been closed since February 2001 and the “safe passages” between Gaza Strip & West Bank closed since Oct. 2000. (Oslo Accords forbid its closure). There are frequent lengthy closures of the bridge to Jordan, the border with Egypt, and the entrance to Israel. (Palestine Monitor Fact Sheet).
Professor Hasan Abu-Libdeh, head of the PCBS told BBC News Online that “olives could not be harvested because the groves were declared security zones by the Israelis and farmers were being shot at by Jewish settlers.”
Bans
There are laws that ban Palestinians from the West Bank and Gaza from entering Arab Jerusalem and also laws that ban West bank residents from entering Gaza and vice versa. These have caused tremendous damage to the Palestinian agricultural sector, and especially to the historic olive trees.
Attacks by settlers
Israeli police confirm that Jewish settlers repeatedly have harassed Palestinians gathering olives or interfered with their work since the start of the olive harvest season this year.

pretty much shows how Isreal Attacks the Palestinians and makes it so they can not live.
 
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Roach

Yea i heard this in a BBC report or something. Thought it was pretty bad ^^.
Apparently they need a pass (which takes a long time to get) just to go to their own fields and apparently they need one of these passes every time they go.
 
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AhabtheArab

Yea i heard this in a BBC report or something. Thought it was pretty bad ^^.
Apparently they need a pass (which takes a long time to get) just to go to their own fields and apparently they need one of these passes every time they go.
exactly its Israel slowly killing off the palestinians legally. They controll the Gazas strip and West Banks economics and tons of other stuff. They bulldoze houses and fields and olive trees all the time destorying peoples way of lifes.