Douma, 9 Oct. Protective presence during the olive harvest. This time of year is of great importance to people in the West Bank. The yearly olive harvest is a family event where old and young spend their days in the olive groves. It is also a time of heightened risk for attacks by settlers. Especially at risk are areas of olive trees in the vicinity of settlements and outposts. Farmers are given a strict few number of days to finish a harvest which traditionally may take weeks, all to avoid the unpredictable, largely unpoliced actions of settlers.