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Jordan digs deep to plant trees in Palestine

A Jordanian campaign called Plant Your Resilience is planting trees to protect West Bank land from confiscation by Israel.
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AMMAN — Children wearing the traditional costumes of Palestinian farmers and others cloaked in Palestinian flags flocked to the Husna FM Radio building in the Jordanian capital Dec. 3, carrying with them monetary donations to help cultivate land in Palestine.

The donations from the children and their families came as part of the “Plant Your Resilience” campaign by the Arab Group for the Protection of Nature. Through a day of fundraising, the initiative invited the public to donate to cover the costs of cultivation and drilling wells to help Palestinian farmers whose lands are threatened with expropriation by Israel in the West Bank, Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip. The campaign asked for donations in various amounts, such as $7 to cover the price of planting a single tree, $282 to plant trees in one dunam (about a quarter acre) of land and $70 to contribute to drilling a well costing $5,000.

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