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Palestinian Land Owner Suffers Repeated Settler Attacks

In an effort to push Abu Jamal's family from their land in the West Bank, the family has faced continual attacks from Israeli settlers for more than a decade, Linah Alsaafin writes.
A Palestinian harvests wheat in the West Bank village of Luban al-Sharkiya near Nablus June 27, 2012. REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman (WEST BANK - Tags: SOCIETY AGRICULTURE) - RTR347LX

Khaled Daraghmeh always insists that the youth and visitors who volunteer to work on his property every week fill their bags with the herbs and fruit grown on his land.

“The almonds at this time of year are very good,” Khaled says, also known as Abu Jamal. He calls his son Mo’men to show the guests the best almond tree. “The lemon trees are never bare — see the yellow lemons? In the summer, they change color to green but in both cases they are still delicious.”

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