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