Activists Plant Trees to Protect Land from Takeover

BETHLEHEM, January 7, 2014 (WAFA) – Palestinian activists Tuesday planted olive seedlings in land east of Bethlehem threatened by Israeli takeover, according to one of the activists.

Hasan Breijeh, from the anti-settlements, anti-wall committee in Bethlehem, said the activists and farmers joined hands in planting 500 olive seedlings in their land located near the village of Freidis to prevent Israel from taking the land for settlement purposes.

He said Israeli soldiers attempted first to stop them but that after insisting, they were able to continue with their work.