Reference : V-P-SY-E-00070
Date : 14/02/2011
Country/Region : SYRIA
Caption : Consignment of apples harvested by Syrian farmers in the occupied Golan. When the ICRC trucks reach the Syrian side, the apples are offloaded, checked and prepared for loading onto Syrian trucks that will transport them to Damascus.
Photographer : MALLA, Ibrahim
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : CR Syrie
Description : ICRC news release 11/32, 14/02/2011:
At the request of farmers from the occupied Golan, and following the approval of both Israel and Syria, the ICRC started transferring 12,000 tonnes of apples from the occupied Golan through the 1974 separation line into Syria proper on 15 February 2011. Over a period of approximately ten weeks, three ICRC trucks will pass back and forth across the demarcation line that separates the Israeli-occupied Golan from the rest of Syria. The first transfer, of 4,000 tonnes, took place in 2005. The sale of fruit represents a significant economic and humanitarian link between Syrian farmers in the occupied Golan and the Syrian market. The programme is only possible because all parties recognize the ICRC's role as a neutral intermediary.
Original material : digital
Resolution : 4200x2800
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour