Israeli settlers set fire to hundreds of olive trees in West Bank

Jul 11,2019

The settlers, who were protected by the Israeli occupation forces, damaged many of the trees before burning them.

Israeli occupation settlers set fire on Thursday to hundreds of olive trees in northern West Bank village of Burin, local sources reported.

Activist Ghassan Daghlass said that settlers set fire to hundreds of olive trees in the southern parts of the village of Burin, south of Nablus.

The settlers, who were protected by the Israeli occupation forces, descended from the illegal Israeli Jewish settlement of Yitzhar and damaged many of the trees before burning them.

Daghlass said the Israeli army prevented Palestinian firetrucks from reaching the area to put off the fire, making it to expand and cause heavy losses to the Palestinian farmers.

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