Olive and orange trees are the national Palestine trees.
The olive tree is a fine tree which lasts for life and it reproduces itself. In Palestine and Jerusalem, we can still find olive trees which date from the Palestine Jesus´s times.
The olive tree is highly present in the Palestine life and its oil is one of the keys of its economy. What is more, its wood is useful for the Palestine art of carving and in spite of their beauty these masterpieces keep the pleasing smell of its fruits.
The olive groves represent more than 48% of the cultivated area in Northern Palestine (West Bank ) and Gaza Strip, and they also represent almost 70% of fruit trees.
Since the occupation of Palestine and its capital city Jerusalem in 1948 (sector Western) and in 1967 (sector East), over 1,500,000 Palestine olive and fruit trees were pulled up in order to eliminate the Palestine essence across its territory. This event constitutes an economic and environmental disaster, which is going to cause a serious impact on the Palestine society for many generations. These generations live under the Israeli occupation to these days.
Antecedents of Olive Trees for Peace planted in Argentina
The plantation of the Olive Trees for Peace has been carried out by Suhail Hani Daher Akel, Palestine Ambassador, since 1993, a few days before the signing of the Oslo Accord on september 13 of 1993 in Washington, where the Martyr President Yasser Arafat imposed “ The Peace of Braves”. As a result, the Olive Trees for Peace planted in Argentina are an example of culture, life and freedom.
Monte Caseros - Corrientes
33- San Salvador of Jujuy
32- Perico – Jujuy
31. Lincoln - Buenos Aires
30. Los Surgentes - Córdoba
29. Dean Funes - Córdoba
28. Mar del Plata - Buenos Aires
27. Comodoro Rivadavia - Chubut
26. Escobar - Buenos Aires
25. Bell Ville - Córdoba
24. Villa María - Córdoba
23. Villa Nueva - Córdoba
22. José Ingenieros - Buenos Aires
21. Chascomús - Buenos Aires
20. Dolores - Buenos Aires
19. Ituzaingó - Buenos Aires
18. Rosario - Santa Fe
17. Campana - Buenos Aires
16. Córdoba - Córdoba
On November 15 of 1999, the Palestine Ambassador H.E. Suhail Hani Daher Akel Planted an “Olive Tree for Peace in Palestine and its capital Jerusalem”, in the gardens of the First Palestine Embassy in Argentina during its inauguration
15. Buenos Aires, Capital City
14. San Luis City- San Luis
13. Vaqueros - Salta
12. Salta - Salta
11. Mendoza City - Mendoza
10. Gualeguaychú - Entre Ríos
. 9. Santiago del Estero City- Santiago. del Estero
. 8. San Miguel de Tucumán - Tucumán
. 7. Azul - Buenos Aires
. 6. La Plata - Buenos Aires
. 5. Río Cuarto - Córdoba
. 4. Santa Fe City -Santa Fe
. 3. Mar del Plata - Buenos Aires
. 2. Paraná - Entre Ríos
. 1. Berisso - Buenos Aires