QARYUT | NABLUS
A rough, winding uphill road leads to Palestinian olive grove in a remote and isolated area of Qaryut village, close to Eli settlement.
In this grove, dozens of ancient olive trees were cut down on 9 October 2012.
Shortly after, we visited Muhammad, on his land, to hear from him on how this affected his family.
❝It is the settlers who came down from that settlement, close to us, a few hundred metres from here. They cut down no less than 140 trees.
❝Two days after they had cut down the trees, they came and poured gasoline on the trees, and also burned down trees in an area a little further down, nearby.
❝This naturally affects the farmers, their lives, their livelihoods, as these trees are their only source of subsistence.❞