Our Prophet (peace be upon him) said, Never does a Muslim plant a tree, but that they earn the reward of charity because of what is eaten from it. Likewise, what is stolen from it, what the wild beasts eat out of it, what the birds eat out of it, and what people take from it- all is a charity for them.
In the last 46 years, Palestinian farmers have lost 800,000 olive trees. Trees planted by their fathers, grandfathers, and great- grandfathers have been destroyed or uprooted as a result of occupation, and settlers seeking to claim the land as their own.
Olives have been a major source of income to the Palestinians for centuries, with olive trees covering over 50% of agricultural land.
The olive oil industry also supports the livelihoods of around 100,000 Palestinian families.