28 Sep

Army prepares to safeguard Palestinian olive farmers

By Yaakov Katz and Tovah Lazaroff,

To ensure a calm olive harvest this fall in the territories, compared to the last four tumultuous ones, the IDF and the Civil Administration have been working in the last month to ease tensions among settlers, Palestinian farmers and left-wing activists.

“Our goal is to allow the Palestinians to pick every last olive off the trees,” a Central Command officer said of the upcoming Palestinian olive harvest that starts next week and continues until December. “We will do everything it takes to ensure that they are allowed to do this.”

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