PLANTING IN PALESTINE THE SEEDS OF A NEW SOCIETY
Cambridge, MA I Mondoweiss
Eyewitness Palestine delegate Hubert M. has published a piece in Mondoweiss about the rooftop garden at Lajee Center in Aida Camp.
He writes: “Palestinian agricultural production has fallen over the years since Oslo, partly because of the increasing encroachment of settlements in Area C amounting to 61 percent of the West Bank which is under total control of Israel; and partly because Israel controls 80 percent of the water from an aquifer that is mostly under the West Bank, and prohibits Palestinian farmers from drilling new wells or even catching rainwater.
…The rooftop garden project is but one of many being promulgated by the Lajee Center and 1for3, each linked to the others as part of a comprehensive vision for what it will take to build a proud and resilient society. The project is one of the ways in which oppression from the occupation can be resisted.”
You can read the full article at the link below.