17 Trees for 17 Prisoners: Burin Honors their Detainees

On Palestinian Prisoners Day in the small, yet beautiful village of Burin, population 3200, a 74 year old shepherd was tending to his flock when, according to Israeli occupation forces, he committed an arrestable crime. Having “stepped over the line”…

Iraq Burin // بورين‎ العراق‎

ABOUT: Atop a mountain near Nablus, the village of Iraq Burin boasts panoramic views of the surrounding area. ON THE MAP: LATEST NEWS: To be updated. BACKGROUND: Village Visit Iraq Burin (2011-2012) “During the 2nd Intifada, the hilltop village of Iraq…

Widespread destruction of olive trees in Yasuf village and beyond

When the farmers of Palestinian villages Yasuf and As Sawiya came on Sunday 10th November 2019 to their beautiful olive fields covering the rolling hills of the West Bank’s Salfit region, they walked into their worst nightmare. Parts of more…

Olive Picking Near Yitzhar

Yesterday IWPS and other activists picked olives with a woman and her four teenage children. Their land is located couple of hundred metres under a hilltop of the ultra orthodox Yitzhar illegal settlement, whose residents are known for their violence. …

Volunteer voices: The olive harvest

My daughter says “you are writing about the olive harvest again”. Firstly, for me that is what I am doing most days, but secondly it is a key economic, social and cultural event for Palestinian communities at this time of…

Asira al-Qibliya // عصيرة القبلية

ABOUT: An ancient village located south of Nablus, Asira al-Qibliya is under constant attack by the Israeli occupation army and the illegal Israeli settlers from nearby illegal colony of Yitzhar. Asira is home to around 3,000 Palestinians, the indigenous people…