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West Bank's vulnerable olive growers
Foreign volunteers hope their presence will help protect Palestinian farmers from Jewish settlers' depredations.
Last Modified: 30 Oct 2012 11:48

Human rights campaigners say Israeli settlers have uprooted more than 7,000 Palestinian olive trees this year.

That is down on last year, but farmers say they are still frequently attacked and harassed.

In the occupied West Bank, foreign volunteers are joining the harvest, hoping their presence will help protect farmers and their trees.

Al Jazeera's Nicole Johnston reports from Biddo.

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