Originally published by the Palestine News Agency
RAMALLAH, October 2, 2005, (WAFA)- Tens of Foreign and Israeli pacifists joined Palestinian peasants in picking olive behind the Apartheid Wall in the village of Bil’in, near Ramallah.
The pacifists and Palestinian farmers reached the Palestinian orchards, seized by Israelis, and helped the Palestinians in picking up olive harvest.
Israeli pacifist, Neta Golan, told WAFA reporter that at least fifty foreign pacifists joined the Palestinian farmers to protect them from the Israeli occupation soldiers and to help them in picking olive.
She added that the pacifists initiated to help the farmers because they face several troubles and restrictions by Israeli soldiers during gathering the olive harvest every year.
Head of the Anti Apartheid Wall Committee, Iyad Burnat, praised the efforts of the members of the International Solidarity Movement in supporting the legitimate rights of Palestinians.
He added that the pacifists will continue their help till the end of the olive harvest.
In the last couple of days, Israeli soldiers prevented hundreds of farmers from reaching their farms behind the Apartheid Wall for gathering olive.
Thousands of Palestinian agricultural land was cut by the Apartheid Wall in the Wets Bank. The Israelis soldiers prevent the farmers from reaching their farms the matter causes fatal economic losses.