Ashrawi calls for protection of Palestinian olive farmers

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October 15, 2012 00:22

A PLO official called on Sunday for international observers to protect Palestinian olive farmers and their groves, after more than 450 trees were vandalized last week as the harvest began.

“We urge every country with a diplomatic mission to Palestine to dispatch observer teams to Palestinian olive groves in order to discourage attacks by settlers and to document any abuse that occurs,” PLO Executive Committee member Hanan Ashrawi said.

She made her statement in a letter that she sent to diplomatic missions that service the Palestinian territories.

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