Sa’id showed us two documents. The first was a certificate, issued by the Government of Palestine in 1920, proving that his olive grove belonged to his family. The second was a letter from the Israeli government, announcing that this land would be confiscated. Why does the Olive Tree Campaign introduce foreign nationals to people like Sa’id? How can we work towards justice for him?
Tim Mayfield is the vicar of Christ Church, Cheltenham. He was alerted to the Palestinian issue by attending seminars by Elias Chacour at Greenbelt 2003, and became acquainted with the Joint Advocacy Initiative’s Olive Tree Campaign at a seminar in 2008. With the campaign he helped in the Palestinian olive harvest in October 2009.