The Hebron Defence Committee organised a community work day near the Hebron-area village of Surif on land that is under threat of confiscation by the Israeli military.

10/22/14 | Alternative Information Center | Beit Sahour

One month ago, Israeli authorities announced the confiscation of 4000 dunums [988 acres] around Surif.

On 18 October, the local and international community came together to stand in solidarity with the Palestinian farmers and help the families with the olive picking. Harvest time is now in full swing, and for Palestinian community members, the olive trees ‘symbolize life and existence’.

Present were the parents of Samer Issawi, a Palestinian hunger striker held in Israeli administrative detention.

(Video courtesy of Christian Peacemakers Teams, additional photos at AIC, courtesy of Hebron Defence Committee).