The olive harvest in Palestine is one of the most significant cultural and economic activities of the year. Olive trees symbolize the Palestinian connection to the land, and provide livelihoods and sustenance for thousands of farmers and their families every year.
Olive trees are synonymous with Palestinian resistance and resilience—and that makes them a target of the brutal Israeli occupation. Since 1967, Israel has destroyed nearly 800,000 olive trees, an attempt to erase family and community traditions that are rooted in the land.
That’s why the US Campaign for Palestinian Rights (USCPR) has partnered with the Palestine Fair Trade Association (PFTA) since 2010 to plant over 21,600 olive trees across Palestine.
With the olive harvest season in full swing, we’re gearing up to launch this year’s Rooting Resistance campaign to continue supporting Palestinian farmers. Over the next several weeks, we hope to raise enough funds to plant over 2,400 olive trees in Palestine and to support USCPR’s cutting-edge work for Palestinian rights.
Through Rooting Resistance, every $25 donation plants an olive sapling in Palestine and helps USCPR continue advocating for freedom, justice, and equality for the Palestinian people.
We hope we can count on your generous support! Plant an olive tree today to continue rooting resistance for generations to come.