Kibbutz Nahal Oz (Israel), November 29, 2021.
Motasem (right)  installs the tarps that will protect the banana trees. Jordanian,  he has been working as an  in the kibbutz of Nahal Oz for three years. His wife and two children  live in Jordan.

Kibbutz Nahal Oz (Israel), November 29, 2021.

Motasem (right) with two other farm workers install the tarps that will protect the banana trees. He is Jordanian. He has been working as an agricultural worker in the kibbutz of Nahal Oz for three years. His wife and two children live in Jordan. He visits them every four-five months.

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Kibbutz of Nahal Oz (Israel), November 29, 2021. 
Portrait of Azan, Palestinian, 45 years old. He has been working here for 4 years, for the farm of the kibbutz of Nahal Oz.  For him, it is not dangerous to work here. He is  from Jenin (West Bank).
Kibbutz of Nahal Oz (Israel), November 29, 2021.

Portrait of Azan, Palestinian, 45 years old. He has been working here for 4 years, for the farm of the kibbutz of Nahal Oz. For him, it is not dangerous to work here. He is from Jenin (West Bank).

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Kibbutz Nahal Oz, Israel, November 29, 2021.
A tractor is sowing carrots in a field belonging to Kibbutz Nahal Oz, located a few meters from the border with Gaza.farmers of Nahal Oz work under the protection of the Israeli army.
Kibbutz Nahal Oz, Israel, November 29, 2021.
A tractor is sowing carrots in a field belonging to Kibbutz Nahal Oz, located a few meters from the border with Gaza.farmers of Nahal Oz work under the protection of the Israeli army. The farmers of Nahal Oz work under the protection of the Israeli army. When the army considers that there is a risk for the farmers, they are not allowed to go to this or that field.

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Kibbutz Nahal Oz, Israel, November 29, 2021. 
The manager of Kibbutz Nahal Oz (left) and the team of Israeli farmers have coffee before the work day. In this kibbutz live 500 inhabitants and less and less young people want to become farmers.
Kibbutz Nahal Oz, Israel, November 29, 2021.

The manager of Kibbutz Nahal Oz (left) and the team of Israeli farmers have coffee before the work day. In this kibbutz live 500 inhabitants and less and less young people want to become farmers.

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Kibbutz of Sa'ad (Israel), November 22, 2021. 
A mother, a resident of the kibbutz, walks with her children near the farm. Kibbutz Sa'ad is still one of the few religious kibbutzes in Israel.
Kibbutz of Sa'ad (Israel), November 22, 2021.

A mother, a resident of the kibbutz, walks with her children near the farm. Kibbutz Sa'ad is still one of the few religious kibbutzes in Israel.

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Kibbutz Sa'ad, Israel, November 22, 2021. 
The kibbutz dairy farm produces milk and exports it to Israel.

Kibbutz Sa'ad, Israel, November 22, 2021.

The kibbutz dairy farm produces milk and exports it to Israel.
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Kibbutz Sa'ad (Israel), November 17, 2021.                  
Som Yos, a Thai worker in the dairy farm is in charge of milking the cows. He works here to feed his family back home.
Kibbutz Sa'ad (Israel), November 17, 2021.

Som Yos, a Thai worker in the dairy farm is in charge of milking the cows. He works here to feed his family back home.

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Kibbutz of Nahal Oz (Israel), November 22, 2021.
Protection wall built by the Israeli army, one of whose military bases is located next to the Kibbutz of Nahal Oz. On this road, a bus was targeted by a rocket from Gaza.
Kibbutz of Nahal Oz (Israel), November 22, 2021.
Protection wall built by the Israeli army, one of whose military bases is located next to the Kibbutz of Nahal Oz. On this road, a bus was targeted by a rocket from Gaza.
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Kibbutz Nahal Oz, Israel, November 29, 2021.
Daniel, a retired farmer, on the land around Kibbutz Nahal Oz, with the border with Gaza in the distance. During a Hamas attack near a water reservoir, Daniel was almost killed.
Kibbutz Nahal Oz, Israel, November 29, 2021.
Daniel, a retired farmer, on the land around Kibbutz Nahal Oz, with the border with Gaza in the distance. During a Hamas attack near a water reservoir dedicated to agriculture and located on the border with Gaza, Daniel was almost killed. Two Israeli soldiers who were with him were killed. "For me, the soil is the link with nature. I chose to live in a village, far from the noise and pollution of the city. I feel good here and my family too" he says.

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Al-Auja (West Bank), April 4, 2022. 
View of the fields in the Jordan Valley with a shelter for farmers on which hangs a Palestinian flag. In this place, they can store materials and change clothes.
Al-Auja (West Bank), April 4, 2022.

View of the fields in the Jordan Valley with a shelter for farmers on which hangs a Palestinian flag. In this place, they can store materials and change clothes.

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Mata, Israel, just across the border from the West Bank, March 29, 2022.Hamad, 20 (left) is the youngest of the Palestinian workers. To his right, Samir, 70, is the oldest. Samir teaches him the tricks of the trade.
Mata, Israel, just across the border from the West Bank, March 29, 2022.
Hamad, 20 (left) is the youngest of the Palestinian workers. To his right, Samir, 70, is the oldest. Samir teaches him the tricks of the trade, which consists of stretching wires between stakes in order to structure the vineyard. The only son of the Israeli owner of the vineyard does not wish to take over the vineyard because "it is too difficult a job".


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Tulkarem (West Bank), December 03, 2021.
Fahez, a Palestinian organic farmer, on his land next to the Apartheid Wall, built in 2002. His father was a farmer while he was working in a company. He decided to keep his father's land and take over from him. H

Tulkarem (West Bank), December 03, 2021.

Fahez, a Palestinian organic farmer, on his land next to the Apartheid Wall, built in 2002. His father was a farmer while he was working in a company. He decided to keep his father's land and take over from him. He lost 15 dunams of land with the construction of the Apartheid Wall.
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Khalek and his daughter, Maria, Al-Auja (West Bank), April 2, 2022.
Between two milkings, Khalek, a farmer, runs home to cuddle his daughter, Maria. In Khalek's family, they are farmers from father to son.
Khalek and his daughter, Maria, Al-Auja (West Bank), April 2, 2022.

Between two milkings, Khalek, a farmer, runs home to cuddle his daughter, Maria. He and his wife waited years to have their first child. In Khalek's family, they are farmers from father to son.

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Wadi Foukin (West Bank), March 29, 2022. 
Muhammad, like six other Palestinian workers from the village of Wadi Foukin, went to Israel to work in a vineyard. All of them do not have official work permits.

Wadi Foukin (West Bank), March 29, 2022.

Muhammad, like six other Palestinian workers from the village of Wadi Foukin, went to Israel to work in a vineyard. All of them do not have official work permits. They have to avoid the checkpoints and get to their workplaces using small roads and Israeli public transportation once they cross the border.
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March 29, 2022. On the bus to the Israeli vineyard just across the village of Wadi Foukin. Muhammad (center) owns 15 square meters of land in Wadi Foukin, but it does not allow him to live. That's why he has been working for 10 years in the Israeli farm.

March 29, 2022. On the bus to the Israeli vineyard just across the village of Wadi Foukin, where the workers come from. Muhammad (center) owns 15 square meters of land in Wadi Foukin, but it does not allow him to live. That's why he has been working for 10 years in the Israeli farm.

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Tulkarem (West Bank), April 2, 2022. 
Bassem, 62, farmer.  "Here, we are prohibited by Israel to carry out certain activities which have an economic value ...They want to sell their products and here and push us to work in Israel, "he said.
Tulkarem (West Bank), April 2, 2022.

Bassem, 62, is the owner of a farm since 2021. Before that, he was a governor in the presidential office in Ramallah. "I want to generate income for my children and spend my last days on this beautiful land. Here, we are prohibited by Israel to carry out certain activities such as growing roses, certain breeds of cows that have an economic value ... They want to sell their products and here and push us to work in Israel, "he said.

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Shalalat Alouja village in the Jordan Valley, April 5, 2022. 
This water is polluted by settlement waste, and Palestinian farmers are not allowed to use the pure water source in Al-Auja.
Shalalat Alouja village in the Jordan Valley, April 5, 2022.

This water is polluted by settlement waste, and Palestinian farmers are not allowed to use the pure water source in Al-Auja.

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Falamya (West Bank), April 1, 2022. 
Sumaya, 53 years old, farmer and her husband Nabil. Since 2008, they settled as farmers 500 meters from the Apartheid Wall. Nabil studied accounting but did not work in this field because the wages are not sufficient.
Falamya (West Bank), April 1, 2022.

Sumaya, 53 years old, farmer and her husband Nabil. Since 2008, they settled as farmers 500 meters from the Apartheid Wall. Nabil studied accounting but did not work in this field because the wages are not sufficient. He chose to work in the construction sector in Israel but because of back problems he had to stop. Therefore, together with his wife, they settled as farmers. They cultivate 5 dunams in rent with thyme, tomato and sage crops. Nabil adds: "Agriculture is the heart of the country, we can't live without it".

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Al-Auja (West Bank), April 3, 2022. 
Like every evening, Khalek goes to graze his sheep. "The new generation does not want to be farmers because it is a difficult job and they can earn much more by working in Israel," says Khalek, a farmer .

Al-Auja (West Bank), April 3, 2022.

Like every evening, Khalek goes to graze his sheep. "The new generation does not want to be farmers because it is a difficult job and they can earn much more by working in Israel," says Khalek, a farmer in the Jordan Valley. He is also concerned about global warming; the lack of water in the region is pushing him to develop date production, which requires little water compared to other crops.
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