An Olive tree in Bethlehem that was there before Christ

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    According to the Palestinian Ministry of Agriculture, the tree is estimated to be around 5,000 years old. It extends over 250 sq m, stretches to around 13 metres in height, and its roots extend some 25 meters into the earth.

    And one man guards it.

    Over the years, the tree has been given a variety of nicknames; Abu Ali calls it “the fortress,” though it has also been dubbed “the old woman,” “the mother of olives,” and “Palestine’s bride.”

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    And the older the tree, the better the quality and taste of the olives – and the olive oil they produce.

    Much more @ This Olive Tree in Bethlehem Has Stood for 5,000 Years - and this Man Is Defending It - Global Research
     
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    So this is just a happy story correct? Or are the Jews going to chop it down?
     
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    There are older trees. Just because it grows in a hotbed of religious madness doesn't make it particularly special.
     
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    I'm sure they plan on it.

     
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