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Farming in Palestine's Jordan Valley
May 26th, 2016 9:13 pm

FMamoun Derra, date farmerarmers in Palestine's Jordan Valley, like Mamoun Derra, find their livelhoods and land frequently stolen by the Israeli army and the expansion of illegal settlements in the area. Homes are destroyed, agricultural pools bulldozed and land confiscated for military drills which damage the fertile soil and ruin harvests. 

The regions' 58,000 Palestinian residents live on approximately 6% of the land, while 12,000 settlers have direct access to 50% of the land and have indirect access to another 39%. While the Jordan Valley contains a third of the West Bank's underground water resources, Israeli settlers are allocated four times more water from the aquifer than Palestinians who must often pay high prices for extra water to be trucked in to irrigate their trees. 

Over 500 internal checkpoints and barriers impede Palestinian movement inside the West Bank, and Palestinians living in the Jordan Valley are essentially closed off from the rest of the Occupied Palestinian Territories, affect...

Dates for Ramadan
May 11th, 2016 11:17 am
Not long till Ramadan!

Many of our Muslim customers are stocking up on delicious Medjoul dates on which to break their daily fast, and we are very happy that so many are choosing to  #BuyPalestinian, supporting farmers in the Jordan Valley whose lands are under threat of confiscation by the Israeli army or illegal settlers. They also face intense competition from Medjoul dates grown in Israeli settlements. 

We are offering 10% off our 1kg and 5kg packs of dates to celebrate Ramadan – find out more here.


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