Photos: Olive War in Palestine

November 13th, 2009 | Posted in Culture, Palestine
    photo essay and text by Valerian Mazataud


Photo: Valerian Mazataud. Palestinian farmers harvest olives in the West Bank.

Palestine The olive harvest in the West Bank, used to be a joyful time. But now it is defined by burned trees, missing crops, and confrontations. Having become a significant source of strife for Palestinian farmers and Jewish settlers, Israeli media now refers to the harvest as the “Olive War.” Photographer Valerian Mazataud is currently visiting Palestine and documented the Palestinian olive harvest in the Israeli occupied West Bank.


Photo: Valerian Mazataud. Palestinian points at olive trees destroyed by settlers.


    Photo: Valerian Mazataud. Olive trees and hills in Palestine.


    Photo: Valerian Mazataud. Palestinian olives harvested in the West Bank

Valerian Mazataud is a Montreal-based photojournalist currently working in Palestine.


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Comment by tadamon — November 17th, 2009 @ 11:50 AM

I love the photo at the top : ” harvesting of olives ” If it was a painting I would sell all my material possessions to own it & stick it on the wall of my tent !

Comment by david hicks — March 19th, 2011 @ 8:15 AM

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