on food security

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my last day in palestine was jam packed. i woke up and met up with a friend who works in community development and helps create various livelihood projects. for quite some time she has been working in the palestinian village of husan, which is near beit lahem and surrounded above by the zionist terrorist colony of bitar ilit. i had been wanting to see this village for some time because of the really amazing work they are doing for sustainability, particularly with respect to food security. they have a massive community garden that my photographs below do not do justice to. they have planted nearly everything a person in palestine would need or want to eat to help with the problem palestinians have of finding work and feeding their families. the garden goes on and on for miles over 5,000 dunums of land. all the fruit trees and olive trees they want, nuts, vegetables–everything exists there. they also have a number of water wells, including those that the zionist terrorist settlers above attempt to siphon off and steal. their children throw burning tires into the community garden from their colony above, which is, of course on land belonging, in part, to husan. there are also invasions of the village and the zionist terrorist army paints stones in the village to mark their way so they don’t get lost. this is how i spent most of my morning on my last day in palestine. the rest of the day i spent saying good bye to loved ones in deheishe refugee camp and stuffing myself with all the yummy food i could eat until i return…

rennovated home now kindergarten
rennovated home now kindergarten
zionist terrorist colonist checkpoint and sniper tower above husan village
zionist terrorist colonist checkpoint and sniper tower above husan village

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stone in husan village marked by zionist terrorist colonists who don't want to get lost
stone in husan village marked by zionist terrorist colonists who don't want to get lost
tire thrown into husan by zionist terrorist colonists (it was burning when thrown)
tire thrown into husan by zionist terrorist colonists (it was burning when thrown)

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husan garden irrigation system
husan garden irrigation system

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fenced in husan village
fenced in husan village
sunset in beit jala
sunset in beit jala

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