A Palestinian Christian family living in Israel’s West Bank and surrounded by Israeli settlements is battling to hold on to land they have owned for 98 years.

Daher Nassar owns apple orchards that have been bulldozed under the protection of Israeli soldiers. When he asked them why, he was told by a spokesperson for the Israeli military that his trees were planted illegally on state land.

Nasser’s sister, Amal said the Israeli government is “trying to push us to violence or to leave”.

The Nassers have transformed their farm into a centre for peace building, following inspiration from their father who had a vision for reconciliation in Palestine.

Source: BBC