Center for Freedom and Justice has finally finished the work of planting 2200 seedlings in the land next to the main road – Route 60. This work was supported by the Palestinian Voluntary Work Committee and the Arab Group for the Protection of Nature as part of their One Million Trees Campaign (MTC).
Thousands of acres of Palestinian agricultural lands have been razed and trees uprooted since 1967 by Israeli bulldozers to make way for illegal Israeli-only settlements, Israeli-only roads and the separation wall.
Replanting tree seedlings on damaged lands and supporting Palestinian farmers in maintaining ownership of their land are the main goals of the MTC Campaign, launched in 2001. Beit Ommar is a large agricultural village, with many families relying on farming for their livelihood. Center for Freedom and Justice supports farmers so that farming remains an economically viable option.