05.03.12 – 3:09 PM

Uprooting Trees and Lives

by Abby Zimet

The latest lofty move by the Middle East’s self-professed only democracy: Israel has ordered Palestinian farmers in Deir Istiya, a major West Bank olive producing village, to uproot at least 1,400 trees they have tended for generations because…..umm. Petition to halt the largest of years of such actions, currently at a stand-off thanks to protests by residents and activists.

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