UAWC organizes a voluntary event on the occasion of World Environment Day

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UAWC organizes a voluntary event on the occasion of World Environment Day

Ramallah- the Union of Agricultural Work Committees (UAWC) with its agricultural committees in cooperation with many youth volunteers organized an event in the occasion of World Environmental Day and Al-Naksah day under the title “Put your fingerprint in your environment” in the presence of Senior Advisor of Economic Affairs in the Netherland Representative, Vend Marshall.

The volunteers participated in planting trees in the village’s streets and cultivation of school gardens with flowers, and concluded with environmental race.

The UAWC stressed on the importance for countries, institutions and inpiduals around the world to start true activities to prevent the escalation of damage to the natural systems. Pointing out that  Since 1967, the Palestinian environment has suffered from numerous problems due to the occupation’s violations starting from its confiscation of the Palestinian land and depriving its original owners to control their own natural resources, to their theft of more than 85% of our water sources, which led to the decline of the Palestinian person’s share to less than 90m3 per year, in addition to the contamination of our groundwater with wastewater. As well as, the Israeli occupation continue with  their violent attacks against our environment through their depletion of our natural resources, uprooting our trees, and disposal of their factories’ chemical wastes in our lands causing a huge disasters to people’s health and the environment’s biopersity. All these violations combined with the Israeli occupation’s prevention of the establishment of healthy landfills, and their establishment of the apartheid wall which swallowing further Palestinian lands and natural resources.

Morover, the UAWC confirmed that the Israeli occupation has converted our land to an inappropriate place for human life that lacks the most basic necessities of clean, healthy life. Just one example that perfectly reflects the extent of the Israeli occupation’s damage to our environmental system is its establishment of eight factories surrounding the governorate of Tulkarem causing a huge damage to the environment.

The UAWC confremed that free world people support of our right of return and self-determination is the first step to address the environmental risks that faced our people and environment

It is important to note that Budrus village is one of the Plaestinin villages that were affected with the Israeli violations due to its geographic location and the existence of a military camp on its borders