State Planned to Evict Palestinian Farmers From Jericho Lands and Changed Its Mind

The orders originally stated that the farmers invaded state lands, but the farmers, who grow figs for export, submitted documents revealing that they lease the land from the Waqf.

The state has recently canceled orders evicting 12 Palestinian farmers from 2,400 dunams of Waqf (Muslim religious trust) land near Jericho. The orders originally stated that the farmers invaded state lands, but the farmers, who grow figs for export, submitted documents revealing that they lease the land from the Waqf, which has owned the plot - part of a larger 5,500-dunam plot - since the 13th century.