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West Bank Farmers Risk Death in Olive Season

This year has been one of the best in a decade for the olive crop in the West Bank. But as N.P.R.'s Jackie Northam reports, tension between settlers and Palestinian farmers leaves many trees unpicked, and those farmers who do venture out risk running into armed nervous settlers who suspect them of being terrorists.

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Jackie Northam is NPR's International Affairs Correspondent. She is a veteran journalist who has spent three decades reporting on conflict, geopolitics, and life across the globe - from the mountains of Afghanistan and the desert sands of Saudi Arabia, to the gritty prison camp at Guantanamo Bay and the pristine beauty of the Arctic.