Settlers Destroy Olive Trees

February 22, 2011 12:43 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israeli attacks, Nablus, News Report 0
22 Feb
12:43 AM

The Ma’an News Agency reported, on Monday, that a group of settlers uprooted olive trees and damaged Palestinian farmland near Nablus. The settlers destroyed 270 olive trees using chainsaws and other equipment, according to a PA official. The Palestine Telegraph gives a figure of 220 trees and notes that the settlers came from the Yush Adam settlement. Palestinians living nearby claim that the intention is to expand nearby settlement outposts.

Ghassan Daghlas, a PA official, stated that 100 of the trees belonged to Abdul-Razzaq Dawabsha, 100 belonged to Muhammad and Shahada Dawabsha and 70 belonged to Sabir Dawabsha.

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