Israel uproots 320 Palestinian olive trees in West Bank

May 02,2020

UN: Settler-related violence against Palestinians and their property has been on the rise since the beginning of March.

Israeli Jewish settlers attacked Palestinian farms and uprooted 320 fruitful olive trees in the villages of the occupied West Bank cities of Ramallah and Nablus.

Around 200 olive trees belonging to farmers from Turmus’ayya and Al Mughayyir villages, near Ramallah, were uprooted by Israeli Jewish settlers from the adjacent Adei Ad settlement outpost, a UN report said.

The report added: “Around 120 additional trees were cut down in the villages of Ras Karkar in Ramallah, Kafr Qaddum in Qalqiliya, As Sawiya and Qaryut in Nablus.

Near Fuqeiqis village in Al Khalil, Israeli Jewish settlers uprooted around 1,000 seasonal vegetable seedlings and 150 olive saplings.

Meanwhile in Khirbet Samra village in Tubas, they grazed their livestock on 100 dunums of land planted with seasonal vegetables damaging the crops.

Settler-related violence has been on the rise since the beginning of March, according to the UN organisation, with the weekly average of incidents resulting in injuries or property damage increasing by over 80 per cent compared to January-February.

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