General, Occupied Territories
Suspicion of “Price Tage” in the harvest of El Jenia
The pressure we exerted on the DCO to give permission to harvest the olive groves in El Jenia (near the illegal outpost ‘Zait Raanan’) was successful, but at the same time we discovered in the grove a tree that had been cut down, and there is a suspicion that the settlers in this area did it.
The Palestinian farmers could enter the olive groves and harvest. Although the security officer of the settlement and the DCO officer prohibited the farmers to harvest some trees, after we talked with them they promised to let them harvest the trees in the coming days.
We connected the DCO and the farmers in the area of Talmon A. The DCO told us that the farmers reported to them that they already finished the harvest. We explained that the farmers were very interested to enter their lands.
The Palestinian farmers of El-Jenia discovered one tree that had been cut down. It was difficult for the policemen who arrived there to understand that they were called because of the suspicion that settlers who live in the area had caused the damage.