UAWC Organizes a Field Tour for the Biggest Norwegian Labor Union
The Union of
Agricultural Work Committees organized on Thursday and Sunday a field tour in
Hebron, Bethlehem, Toulkarem and Qalqilia, for a delegation of the Norwegian
Union of Municipal and General Employees (NUMGE), the biggest labor union in
The tour aimed
at briefing the delegation about the hardships that Palestinian Farmers go through as a result of the Israeli occupation practices, such as land confiscation
for the benefit of Israeli settlement expansion, building of industrial zones, and building the segregation wall that isolated thousands of citizens and
prevented them from reaching their lands and natural resources.
The tour also
included a visit to locations where UAWC implemented one of its most important
project “Land Development and Water Resource Management”, and the size of
impactUAWC’s work made in areas
classified as C, in addition to visiting women’s cooperatives which were
supported and established by UAWC to reinforce the role of women and
economically empower them, and finally meeting with farmers who briefed the
delegation about the hardships they face caused by the practices of the
occupation forces and its settlers.
It is worth noting
that NUMGE is one of the main supporters of UAWC and the Palestinian people,
and organizes regular visits to Palestine.