APN and the Palestinian Agricultural Relief Committee (PARC) completed 5 activities within the Green Hands Project. The project targeted 2285 dunams and covered 350 families residing next to illegal Israeli settlements and the annexation wall.
The five activities were as follows:
1. Planting 1,680 dunams of land in the village of Sakot in Northern Valley with wheat and Barley. People residing there have previously not been able to access their lands due to the presence of mines and enclosures. APN, through this activity aims to reinforce residents’ right to own and use the land;
2. The planting of 12,000 fruit trees ranging from olives, almonds and citrus’ targeting 480 dunams;
3. Installing agricultural fencing around a 50 dunams land belonging to martyr Mahmoud Odeh’s family from Qasra Village. APN raised the slogan “The martyr rises and the land lives”. The aim is to protect the family’s ability to use the land and provide a source of income for the family of seven – the oldest of which being 16;
4. The rehabilitation of 90 dunams of land containing 2,000 olive trees in Jenin;
5. Constructing a water collection tank for Al Mughayir School in Jenin.
Furthermore, APN and PARC commemorated the 70th anniversary of “Nakba” by planting olive trees in “Turmus Ayya” in Ramallah. The Agricultural Directorate in Ramallah, the Municipal Council, the Committee of Farmers of Turmus Ayya, and representatives from the different Palestinian factions in the town participated. 128 olive seedlings were planted in the name of countries that voted against Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of “Israel”. The trees were planted in Northern Turmus Ayya, in the land where Palestinian Minister Ziad Abu Ein was martyred in 2014 whilst on his way to plant trees.