The most important herbs that are grown and grown in Palestine

Palestine, with its diverse climate and fertile lands, supports the cultivation of various herbs that are integral to Palestinian cuisine. Many of these herbs are commonly used in traditional dishes, adding distinct flavors and aromas. Here are some of the most important herbs grown in Palestine: These herbs play a…

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How did the Zionist occupation erase the features of Palestinian nature and the features of its displaced lands?

Social media users share pictures of landscapes in Palestine, including the "Jerusalem forests" planted by Israel after the 1967 war. Israel's afforestation campaigns have negatively impacted the ecosystem and vitality, changing the features of the place to steal its identity. The Zionist movement launched the project of afforestation of Palestine.…

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Jaffa orange

The iconic Jaffa orange, which has come to be known around the world, originated in the city of Yafa in the 19th century. At the time, Palestinian farmers had developed an orange from a mutation near the city, and the fruit became incredibly popular due to how sweet it was and…

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Sabar (Opuntia cactus)

Despite its thorny outside, the cactus is much loved in Palestine. The plant can flourish in dry, harsh conditions, and is renowned for its ability to survive droughts. For Palestinians, the cactus symbolises patience and resilience. The word “sabar” in Arabic means “patience”, and during the aftermath of the Nakba, or…

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Zaytoun (Olive tree)

Palestine holds some of the world’s oldest olive trees, some of them tracing back almost 5,000 years. It is customary for families to pass down olive trees to their children and grandchildren, entrusting future generations to look after them. The trees have become deeply important for Palestinian heritage, mirroring the history of…

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ZA’ATAR زعتر

Za’atar (Thyme) Za’atar, officially known as thymus vulgaris, is a wild plant which grows in the mountains and is usually found in the cracks of stone slabs. It is grown all around Palestine, and is often referred to as “green gold” because of how much it is loved and used.…

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