A picture is worth a thousand words, what about this poster? Israel utilizes the environment as a weapon to pressure the already vulnerable Palestinians under its occupation. It is true that many argue of the fact that Israel has indeed planted more than it has uprooted but this doesn’t change the fact that it is artificially manipulating habitats which is of great danger to the environment.
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I could relate these families because I come from a family that has olive fields and we rely on business of olive oil and natural soap to have a reasonable income. Olives like all living organisms are valuable to the ecosystem and do have economic important to us as humans in one way or another.
It’s such a tragedy to witness the destruction of such an amazing part of nature such as an olive tree, so imagine 800,000! It’s actually way to much to imagine. They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and this poster proves it. No words could describe how much harm they have done to their community by uprooting these trees. So many families in Palestine still depend on olive harvest for survival, so what are those families going to do now? These families now face economic hardship and will continue to face it and have more families join them if the people continue to uproot these magnificent trees. Olive trees serve such an importance to the world because of the olives which we use for eating, making oil, and even soap along with so many other benefits.
Hope those people will realize that before its too late. It’s just not worth it uprooting so many tree’s that took so long to grow just so they can put up another pathetic building.
It is true that a picture is worth a thousand words, this poster in particular is worth much more than that. The fact is this is a manifestation of yet another horrendous crime being committed by Israel in Palestine. This is a crime against nature that is aimed at destroying the historical relationship between people and their land let alone destroying their environment. A really sad fact being shown here and what is more sad is that nothing is being done on the regional scene or even the international scene against this atrocity.
By: Helena Salem (BIOL207) on June 16, 2014 at 12:44 am