Plant an Olive Tree Project

For thousands of years Olive trees have been an important part of life in the Palestinian countryside with many Palestinian farmers depending on them for their livelihood. Olive oil contributes to more than $100 million of annual income, in some of the poorest areas of the region. Olive trees also play a big role in defending lands from being confiscated by the occupation forces or settlers.

More than 1.5 million of Olive trees have been uprooted in the past few years in Jerusalem and the West Bank leaving thousands of Palestinian farmers and their families without any kind of income. Olive trees are also being uprooted to create more available land to build new settlements or to expand existing ones.

Human Appeal has extended last year’s project where 10,000 olive trees were planted in the holy land of Jerusalem.

Objectives
1. Replanting of olive trees and other trees destroyed in the Palestinian territories.
2. Providing support for farming families through the provision of job opportunities and finding new sources of income.
3. Help Palestinians hold on to their land.
4. Protect and preserve the environment.

Locations of Olive Trees
Jerusalem, Northwest of Jerusalem, Hebron, Bethlehem, Salfit, Tulkarem, Kaplan / Nablus, Tubas, Bitounia / Ramallah, Cooper / Ramallah