IDF Soldiers Safeguard Palestinians During Olive Harvest Season, 14 Oct 2010

In coordination with the Civil Administration, the Israeli Police, and international non-profit organizations, Soldiers from the Kfir Brigade safeguard Palestinians during the olive harvest season in the West Bank.

As part of the preparations, Civil Administration officials met with their Palestinian counterparts, representatives from various villages in the region, and Palestinian olive oil manufacturers in order to coordinate a schedule for the harvest. In addition, Israeli security forces conducted security assessments and authorized the plan for the harvest, during which they will provide round-the-clock security.

The IDF and the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) respect this mission with high importance and value, understand the cultural and economic significance of the olive harvest to the Palestinian people of the region, and will operate accordingly so as to allow for the harvest to occur.

For more information about the full initiative refer to this announcement.


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