The residents of Beit Jala unify in their affection for Shireen Abu Akleh in the second planting dedicated to her departed soul

APN | Beit Jala - Bethlehem

9 June 2022


The APN team in Palestine carried out the second round of tree planting for the campaign "Your Tree Protects Them" in memory of the martyr Shireen Abu Akleh and all the martyrs. In this campaign, APN collected 4000 trees, which began to be planted in Beit Hanina - occupied Jerusalem, and the planting program continues in other stations inside the occupied land, successively.

Advocates, families and volunteers gathered on a farmer’s land in Beit Jala, where almond trees were planted to add the trees of this campaign to the entire sum planted by the association in Palestine since the launch of the “The Million Trees Campaign” in 2001, with about 2.6 million fruitful trees benefiting more than 30,000 of small farmers.

The event comes as an expression of the continued efforts of the project to empower Palestinian farmers until they reach sovereignty over food and food security. This constitutes the the strategic vision of APN, which was supported by friends and members, individuals and companies, who sponsored trees from Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, Qatar, Kuwait and Bahrain in this campaign in particular.

The next rounds of planting the campaign "Your Tree Protects Them" will be in Jenin and Gaza.