10,000 Trees for Nablus- Plant Their Future
We joined this campaign in April 2009.
It was launched by three Nablus organisations:
The Committee Against Settlements in the Nablus Governorate,
Al Hayat Centre for Civil Society Development
and the Nablus-Dundee Twinning Association.
Young children joined in the planting of FONSA olive trees.
Urif village near Nablus, April 2011
So far, thanks to your donations, we have planted 3,292 trees
(2,882 olive trees and 410 fruit trees).
You can read all about it and see photos at
The trees have been planted in vulnerable villages around Nablus;
they all suffer from the proximity of illegal Jewish settlements.
Recently, Jewish settlers have increased their activities
and have been harassing villages such as Burin, Awarta and Aqraba.
Go to Maan News
or see the UN report on Khirbet Tana
It is urgent that we increase our tree planting to thwart the settlers.
We need your donations to plant more and more trees.
They cost £4 for an olive tree and £2 for a fruit tree which includes the costs of planting.
Further details on our web site www.fonsa.org.uk/trees.
Why not plant an orchard!
Olive tree gift certificate
As well as direct donations for trees, you can also donate trees
as a gift to your friends and family.
We will send you a FONSA gift certificate
explaining the purpose of your gift.
Olive trees stand for thousands of years watching events around them.
Their message of peace echoes through the hills of Palestine even as
the Israeli settlers continue to damage, uproot and burn.
FONSA cannot stop these attacks, and our trees have generally remained intact.
But we plant in difficult areas where the absence of cultivation can make it easier
for settlers to steal land.
Olive and fruit trees continue to be a source of income for farmers.
Some of our trees will soon be starting their first, tentative, fruiting
and we look forward to many, many years of bountiful harvests – and peace!