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Category: Cisgiordania

Al Jazeera, 5 November 2016

Beit Jala's olive oil reportedly sells for twice as much as olive oil from outside the city, and Cremisan oil can sell for even higher [Sheren Khalel/Al Jazeera]

This year is expected to be the last chance to harvest olives from the valley, which will soon be blocked off by an extension of Israel's separation wall.

The land, now technically the property of the Israeli government, will be closed off to those who normally depend on the autumn olive harvest for what the Israeli human rights group B'Tselem has called an "indispensable source of income" [....]

Jaweejat said that he would like to hope that one day his family will be able to return to Cremisan, but he has never heard of a case of confiscated land going back to its Palestinian owners.