Between 2005 and 2009, Yesh Din monitored police investigations into complaints by Palestinians about damage caused to their fruit trees. At the end of the olive harvest season in 2009, Yesh Din published a data sheet on the extent of damage caused to Palestinian-owned olive trees during that period.
The data shows that 40 percent of the incidents the organization monitored were handled over the 10 months that preceded publication of the data sheet. The monitoring of investigations into 69 incidents in which Palestinian-owned trees were vandalized in the West Bank and which the SJ District Police investigated shows that as of publication of the data, none of the police investigations led to an indictment against those suspected of vandalism.
The IDF reported in 2009 that there was a “quiet olive harvest season,” however Yesh Din received reports on dozens of incidents in which hundreds of trees were vandalized throughout that season.