All posts in category 'Agriculture'

Without land, Gaza farmers grow roof crops

December 11th, 2010 | Posted in Agriculture, Palestine
    Eva Bartlett, Inter Press Service, 3 December 2010.


    Photo Eva Barlett. Rooftop farming in Gaza.

“We grow on our roof because we are farmers but have no land now,” says Moatassan Hamad, 21, from Beit Hanoun in the northern Gaza Strip.

“Our family is large and thankfully what we grow feeds us,” he says. They grow a variety of staple vegetables.


Oslo mayor joins protest against illegal Israeli wall

October 31st, 2010 | Posted in Agriculture, Palestine

Israeli Troops Detain Women And Children In Northern West Bank

May 21st, 2010 | Posted in Agriculture, Palestine
    May 19 2010 International Middle East Media Center- IMEMC


    Photo Israeli colony approaching olive trees in Palestine.

Six women and their children from the village of Araba, northern West Bank, were detained by Israeli troops on Tuesday evening.

The women and their children were collecting grab leaves from their lands close to the Mabo Do Than settlement built on villagers’ lands. Troops detained them, then moved them to a military site inside the settlement and kept them there until Wednesday at dawn.


Resting and restoring Gaza Strip’s underground water supplies

September 22nd, 2009 | Posted in Agriculture, Egypt, Lebanon, Palestine

Report from United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), September 2009.


Photo: Palestinian youth walking down Israeli military Erez checkpoint in Gaza Strip.

The underground water supplies, upon which 1.5 million Palestinians depend for agricultural and drinking water, are in danger of collapse as a result of years of over-use and contamination that have been exacerbated by the recent conflict.

A report released today by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) on the environmental condition of the Gaza Strip following the hostilities, calls for the aquifer to be “rested” and alternative water sources found.


Are the Shebaa Farms key to Lebanon’s security?

September 14th, 2009 | Posted in Agriculture, Beirut, Lebanon, Palestine
    Friday, September 11, 2009 Daily Star


Photo: Masser: Golan Heights, Israeli-occupied Syria, south of Shebaa Farms.

BEIRUT: The politics of the Israeli-occupied Shebaa Farms, a rugged sliver of mountainside wedged between Lebanon, Israel and Syria, have long overshadowed what some Lebanese environmentalists call “the real issue” of the disputed area: its water resources. Now activists are calling for hydro-diplomacy to take precedence over political maneuvering as the most effective solution to one of the key stumbling blocks to Middle East peace.

Rising Temperatures Rising Tensions,” a report published in June by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), funded by the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, considers water to be a major trigger for conflict in the Middle East, the world’s most water scarce region.


Economics and Israeli Apartheid: E.U.-Israel Economic Association Agreement

    Interview with John Hilary of War on Want,
    conducted by Stefan Christoff for Fighting FTAs.


    Photo: Graffiti on Israel’s apartheid wall in Bethlehem.

An economic association agreement between the European Union and Israel lends international political legitimacy to the Israeli government, while providing a critical export market for Israeli goods and products, an essential element to Israel’s international trade policy.

Growing debate is occurring within Europe concerning the E.U.-Israel agreement in the face of Israel’s continuing occupation of Palestinian land and systemic abuses of Palestinian human rights as documented by international human rights organizations, including Amnesty International. A critical provision within the economic agreement stipulates that both the E.U. and Israel respect human rights, a provision that has clearly been ignored in the continuation of the agreement, despite wide-spread abuses of Palestinian human rights by Israel.


Refusing to accept apartheid in Beit Jala

Palestine: Uprooted and displaced.

    Israeli military destroys a 267-person Palestinian farming village…


    by Jesse Rosenfeld. Palestine Monitor. November 7th, 2007

Standing on a hill at the edge of Idhna with the displaced farmers Muhammad Talab and Muhammad Ibrahim Natah, the only visible remnants of their destroyed village is a patch of white dust just on the other side of Israel’s wall. Despite being part of the occupied West Bank, the Israeli military destroyed the 267-person farming village of tents and tin houses west of Hebron on October 29 and allegedly ordered villagers to relocate to Idhna.


Trade Agreement: Farmers Risk Losing Big

June 18th, 2007 | Posted in Agriculture, Economy

Why South Lebanon Remains Unfarmed This Year

May 3rd, 2007 | Posted in Agriculture, Economy, Environment, War and Terror

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