The fruit market in the city of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank, is a popular destination for Palestinian farmers.
Last year, more than 400,000 Palestinians received permits to cultivate fruit and vegetables in the market, according to the Israeli Agriculture Ministry.
But for many Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza, this is not a place to grow their own food.
“I am here because the farmers are here and we are a people here,” said Hani Abdel-Aziz, an activist from the Nasser al-Shamsi camp in the northern West Bank.
“It is their livelihood and it is our right to eat what we want.”
Al-Shamasi is one of the largest Palestinian refugee camps in Israel, which has been occupied by Israel since 1967.
His camp, which was annexed by Israel in the 1967 Six-Day War, is home to more than 4,000 people.
He is the director of the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights.
Since the beginning of the Israeli occupation, Palestinians have been forced to leave their homes, and most of the area around Bethlehem is now controlled by the Israeli military.
“The Palestinian people are facing severe displacement because of the occupation,” Abdel-Mansour said.
“There is no land for them to live in.
There are no jobs, and they can’t work to earn their salaries.”
Many Palestinians living in Bethlehem are now struggling to survive.
Abdel-Shamai said that in the past three years, many Palestinian families have lost everything.
“If we don’t have the money for our children’s education, we can’t buy them schoolbooks,” he said.
Some Palestinians have even resorted to selling their vegetables and fruit.
In a village near Bethlehem, the number of Palestinian refugees in the camp increased by one-third from the year before.
“We have lost the whole of Bethlehem and we have no choice,” said Abdul-Manem, who is a mother of three.
“For us, this will never be the same.”
The UN and the International Criminal Court are investigating the Israeli government’s actions in the Palestinian refugee camp.
“Israel is not only committing war crimes and crimes against humanity, but it is also imposing a policy of apartheid on the Palestinians,” said Abdulkhaleq Abu-Hussain, the UN’s High Commissioner for Human and Peoples’ Rights.
“At the moment, the only way to get the world to see the reality of Israel’s systematic violations is to investigate the facts of the case and hold those responsible accountable,” Abu-hussain said.
He urged the international community to “hold Israel accountable for its policies of apartheid, and to stop supporting the occupation.”
As a result, the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that it has agreed to establish a committee of experts to study the situation in the refugee camp and recommend measures to end the suffering.
“What is happening to the Palestinian refugees is a grave violation of international law, and a breach of international humanitarian law,” the ministry said in a statement.
“They must not be discriminated against, and their rights to freedom of movement must be respected.”
Abu-hsad said the Palestinian government is working with the UN and other international organizations to provide basic needs such as food and medicine.
“Even if we lose our lands, we will rebuild,” he added.
“When we go back to the lands that we have lived in, we’ll rebuild them, we’re going to rebuild it in a way that’s better than it was before.”
Abdel-Husain said that the Israeli authorities have already started building housing units for the refugees in Bethlehem.
“That’s the beginning, the beginning,” he continued.
“But it’s not going to be easy.”