The Israeli army stopped Palestinian farmers and French volunteers from picking olives located on lands belonging to the village of Faqaqes, west of the city of Hebron, in the south of the West Bank on Wednesday.

The olive picking today was part of a campaign organized by the National Campaign For Olive picking in association with the National Committee for Land Defense, and the Union of Agricultural Work Committees.

More than seven armored jeeps of the Israeli army stopped the farmers and volunteers from picking the olives on 7 dunams of lands( one dunam = 1000 meters) near the illegal settlement of Nij'ot, which is built on annexed land from Faqaqes village.

The campaign, that started on Monday, includes more than 50 French volunteers, who are attempting to help Palestinian farmers who are unable to get to their lands to pick their olives, their only source of livelihood, because of Israeli military and settler presence on their land.