The European Union organises a dates picking day with young Palestinians in Jericho

October 7, 2020
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Together with 100 Palestinian young volunteers, the European Union Representative participates in a dates picking day at the “Al Wadi Farm” in Jericho to celebrate the dates season in Palestine.

The European Union Representative Sven Kühn von Burgsdorff, joined by the Governor of Jericho and the Jordan Valley, Jihad Abu Al Asal, and the Dates and Palms Council Representative, Ibrahim Du’aq, harvested dates while meeting young Palestinians at Al Wadi Dates Farm. The activity was organised in partnership with the Sharek Youth Forum, represented by the founding member Bader Zamareh, to celebrate the Dates season in Palestine and promote local agribusinesses.

After the work in the field, the European Union Representative also visited the packaging centre where the harvested dates were prepared for consumer use both in local and international markets. Over the years, Palestinian dates have become known for their quality and taste in regional and international markets, including in Europe.


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The Office of the European Union Representative (West Bank and Gaza Strip, UNRWA)

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