Date growers will provide 700 thousand palm branches for the holiday of Sukkot. About two-thirds will come from kibbutzim in the Beit Shean Valley. An additional 200 thousand branches will be sent to Jewish communities in the United States. Lulavim, or palm branches, are used for the arba minim [four species] on the Sukkot holiday. They are lulav, or palm branches, etrog, or citron fruit, hadas, or myrtle, and arov, or willow. A prayer is recited when tehy are held tigether.