Internationals Plant Olive Trees
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Palestinian farmers are often fearful of entering their lands, frightened by the threat of violence at the hands of extremist settlers. In many instances, the farmers are required to coordinate work days with the Israeli army in order to access the land. While the army is mandated by Israeli law to ensure the farmers can safely complete their work, it is not unusual for the soldiers to simply attempt to ban the farmers from the land rather than respond appropriately to the intimidation or violence. Sometimes the soldiers stand by and do nothing during assaults by extremists, or worse – they’ll encourage or participate in the attacks themselves.