The olive harvest in the Occupied Palestinian Territories

Infestation and Settlers Expected to Reduce Olive Harvest in West Bank

The 2018 olive harvest season will last approximately from mid-September to mid-November. However, a pest that infects olive trees, particularly in the norther West Bank, and settler violence against Palestinian farmers are expected to significantly reduce this year’s yield compared with 2017. According to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA),…

Israel Takes First Steps towards Demolition of Khan al-Ahmar

Palestinians protested in and around Khan al-Ahmar on Wednesday, July 4, as Israeli forces began preparations to destroy the Arab-Bedouin village in the Palestinian occupied West Bank, despite international calls not to go ahead with the plan. Residents and activists climbed onto bulldozers and waved Palestinian flags in a bid to stop the demolition.  The Palestinian…

Attorney Salah Hamouri during an interview on Radio Beur in Paris

Detention of Palestinian-French Lawyer Extended by 3 Months

On Saturday, June 23, Palestinian-French lawyer Salah Hamouri attended a confirmation hearing in Jerusalem District Court where Israel’s administrative detention order against him was renewed for another three months. Hamouri, a human rights defender and field researcher with Addameer, which supports Palestinian political prisoners, was taken from his home in a raid by Israeli forces…