Farming Injustice: International Trade With Israeli Agricultural Companies and the Destruction of Palestinian
For Palestinians, agriculture is much more than the production of olives, citrus fruit and other fresh produce, or keeping livestock. Farming is tied to the Palestinian people's identity, history and resistance to Israel's colonial occupation. Israeli agricultural export companies such as Mehadrin and EDOM play a key role in Israel’s destruction of Palestinian agriculture, the dispossession of Palestinian farmers and land grabs that make way for illegal Israeli settlements. International mobilisation against Israeli agricultural export companies were a key factor behind the collapse of Israeli company Agrexco in 2011 and have persuaded supermarkets in countries across the world to stop selling certain products. Israeli exporters regularly complain it is getting harder to export their products.