Video: Resonance – Daily Life in Area C

Approximately 60% of the West Bank is designated as Area C, meaning its under full Israeli military and civil control.  What does this mean for the daily life of the residents in Area C?  We talk about this area a lot in our eyewitness reports, but it’s hard to explain the impact of this area.  Thanks to GVC Italia, who has come out with a new documentary touching on all the difficulties that come with living in Area C, you can get a glimpse into life in this area.

The documentary was created by four students of Palestinian Universities in the Occupied West Bank.

*Read more eyewitness stories from Area C.

Resources of the Month – October’s Olive Harvest

We’re starting a new series here on the EAPPI blog.  Many of you are working for change and promoting just peace in Israel/Palestine. Whether it be presentations, articles, letters, or meeting with policy makers, you need solid resources.

olive harvest in faroun, tulkarmEach month, we’ll present a few good resources that you can use to get the facts straight and are relevant for today.

Since the olive harvest is in full-swing here in Palestine, here are 5 resources about the importance of the olive harvest and the impact of the Israeli occupation on olive farmers.

  1. Although its a few years old, Oxfam’s The Road to Olive Farming is still one of the strongest resources on the Olive Harvest.  It not only details the importance of olive farming in Palestine and the difficulties occupation poses to olive farmers, but it also explores ways to unlock the olive market and gives recommendations to the PA, Israeli government, the international community, donors, and local and international NGO’s.
  2. This year’s fact sheet hasn’t come out yet, but UNOCHA’s 2012 Olive Harvest Factsheet is a great resource for quick and easy facts for use in your advocacy.
  3. Everybody loves videos! UNOCHA also has a film that illustrates the Olive Harvest in the Northern West Bank.
  4. If you or your audience are visual learners, check out Visualizing Palestine’s Olive Harvest infographic:UPROOTED.
  5. Personal stories always strengthen your advocacy.  Use The Case of Al Mughayyir Village or EAPPI’s eyewitness accounts of the Olive Harvest.

What other resources or stories do you have about the Olive Harvest in Palestine?