(Ramallah, January 2016)- the Union of Agricultural Work Committees distributed palm seedlings for farmers in Zubaydat village in Jericho and Jordan Valley governorate within ” Struggle for land: Defense of Palestinian Land Rights in the Jordan Valley” project, which is funded by the Medico International Foundation.
This activity aimed to strengthen the steadfastness of small farmers on their lands, and protect their lands from the risk of confiscation, especially in the border areas in the Jordan Valley such as Zubaydat village. Also, the project aimed to cultivate varieties that survive in wide ranges of water and ground salinity. In addition to the encouraging of reverse migration from working in the Israeli settlements to rehabilitation and greening of Palestinian lands. The project also provided irrigation systems, organic fertilizers, and 12 jobs to Palestinian youths
In the same context, UAWC met a senior delegation from Medico International foundation, as part of its efforts to strengthening the steadfastness of Palestinian farmers in the Jordan Valley, and documenting the Israeli violation in this area.