TV News LIES

Wednesday, May 27th

Last update01:41:42 AM GMT

You are here News Human Rights Palestinian farmers fighting to survive

Palestinian farmers fighting to survive

E-mail Print PDF

Palestinian farmers For Palestinian farmer Esam Foqaha, agriculture is more than a profession, it's a way of life. "Farming is not only a job. It's our lifestyle and we will do it forever," Foqaha said.

Foqaha lives in Ein Al-Beida, a Palestinian agricultural village located in the West Bank's northern Jordan Valley area. With his three brothers, he cultivates about 300 dunams (0.3km) of agricultural land. Most of his produce – tomatoes, cucumbers, eggplant and other vegetables – is marketed to Jenin, Nablus and other major Palestinian cities in the West Bank.

A member of the Ein Al-Beida Agricultural Union, which represents 70 farmers in the area, Foqaha said a combination of harsh Israeli restrictions on Palestinian farmers, Israel's near total control of resources, and neglect on the part of Palestinian authorities has made Palestinian agriculture in the West Bank almost impossible.

"Israeli restrictions have a political purpose: to increase the economic reliance of the people on Israel. Some will leave the land and work in settlements instead of farming. They want people to leave," Foqaha said.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


German court set to hear testimony from family of Yemeni drone victim

drone victim testifiesA German court is set to hear testimony on Wednesday from the family of two Yemeni...

It’s Time for America to Pardon Martha Stewart

Martha StewartOn Wednesday, five of the largest banks in the world agreed to pay a combined $5.6...

Judge may rule to end detention of families seeking asylum in US

Asylum seekers detainedA court ruling is expected in the coming days after a group of immigrant families sued...

Israel court orders Palestinian woman lawmaker freed on bail

Khalida JarrarAn Israeli military court has ruled that Palestinian legislator Khalida Jarrar should be released on bail,...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!