Jordanian non-profit plants 20,000 fruit trees in Jenin

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AMMAN ­— The Arab Group for the Protection of Nature (APN), a Jordanian non-profit organization, has announced the successful planting of 20,000 fruit trees in the city of Jenin in the occupied West Bank. اضافة اعلان

The initiative aims to support the resilience of Jenin's residents in the face of continuous Israeli aggression, a press statement said.

Supporting farming families in Jenin
In a statement released on Thursday, APN highlighted the ongoing attacks by settlers and occupying forces on Jenin, its villages, and refugee camp. In response, the organization launched a massive project to plant 20,000 diverse fruit trees across an area of 1,015 dunums.

The tree varieties include olive, almond, pomegranate, fig, and grape. This effort directly supports 189 farming families, benefiting a total of 1,386 individuals, according to the statement.

Planting and distribution
APN confirmed that the planting and distribution of the trees took place in stages during the 2023 agricultural season.

The chosen lands for planting fall under Area "C," which faces the threat of confiscation. Notably, the trees were strategically planted in sensitive areas near settlements, where Palestinians experience siege and restrictions that aim to deprive them of their agricultural lands.

‘Strength and determination’
 Razan Zuayter, Chairperson of the APN board, expressed admiration for the people of Jenin and their resilience in the face of adversity.
She stated, "the contributions and resilience demonstrated by the people of Jenin warrant global recognition and admiration. The inspiring spirit emanating from this city, even as we find ourselves away from our Palestinian homeland, instills in us a sense of strength and unwavering determination."

“Through our program, the Million Tree Campaign in Palestine, we continuously strive to empower the people of Jenin in their quest for sovereignty over their land and food. It is our collective responsibility to unite and fulfill our duty in rebuilding this heroic city, standing together in solidarity,” she added.

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