Update on Bruqin and Kafr ad Dik Two villages in Salfit governorate, Bruqin and Kafr ad Dik, have been suffering from a severe shortage of water. Raw sewage and toxic chemicals are being dumped, by illegal Israeli settlements on the…
Farmer from Deir Istiya digs a ditch to divert the sewage from olive trees onto those that can better tolerate the poisoning. Trying to fix the source of the leak he would risk his life because of settler and army violence.
Road closures, both recent and ongoing, are taking a permanent toll on small towns, such as Luban and Qaryut.
There are three illegal settler colonies surrounding Iskaka and the army have been going through the village every night the last months. At the same time there are thousands of wild pigs destroying the villagers crops. Still the mayor is determined, “we will not leave, this is our home”.
The farmer suspects that the donkey somehow managed to release itself from the rope and the stone it had been tied to in the field, and wondered off; he then saw a man from Revava take it inside the settlement.
Denial of access, principal stand to refuse to ask the occupiers for permission to access one’s land, transportation… IWPS Team reflects on the main challenges regarding our work with Palestinian farmers during the olive harvest season.