Palestinians Have a Tradition of Collective Ownership, but Israel Splits Up Their Land Anyway

Fahima and Jihad Hirsheh, like many of their neighbors, are fighting for their right to cultivate their land on the other side of the West Bank separation barrier. As a consolation, they grow vegetables on their roof

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An enchanted garden blooms on the roof of the Hirsheh family’s home in the West Bank village of Qaffin. In large tires and buckets filled with fertile soil, Fahima grows giant cabbages, mint, beans, parsley...