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EUPOL COPPS Helps Palestinians in Harvesting Olives

12:00 Oct 13 2011 Far'un (Faroun)

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RAMALLAH, October 13, 2011 (WAFA) - EUPOL COPPS, several European Consul Generals and Representatives as well as other senior European officials helped Palestinian farmers to harvest their olives in the northern West Bank, according to an EUPOL COPPS press release issued Thursday.

EUPOL COPPS’ police advisers also joint Palestinian farmers picking olives in Faroun village where the Israeli separation barrier cuts into the village’s land.

Prime Minister Salam Fayyad, who participated in the outdoor activity with other government officials, has launched the start of the olives season in Faroun.

Fayyad had invited government employees, foreign diplomats and international bodies operating in the Occupied Palestinian Territory to participate in the usually festive activity.

The participation of EUPOL COPPS and that of the Palestinian Civil Police strengthen the concept of community policing and ensuring the safety and security of Palestinian farmers.

To be noted, Olives are a main source of income for many Palestinians living the countryside of the West Bank.

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