15 Nov

PA Squeezes Out Millions of Dollars from Olive Harvest

By Hana Levi Julian,

Tens of thousands of acres in Judea and Samaria are blanketed with olive groves that now are bare of their fruit as one of the most successful harvest seasons in history draws to a close.

Palestinian Authority Arab farmers earned estimated revenues of more than $140 million from this year’s olive harvest, and they tripled their production of olive oil, according to the IDF, which credits its own presence with the smooth efficiency of the work.

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