Soldiers Uproot 700 Olive Trees Near Jenin

April 26, 2013 5:04 AM IMEMC Agencies Israeli Settlement, Jenin, News Report 0

Thursday April 25, 2013; Israeli soldiers uprooted more than 700 olive trees in Arraba area, close to the Dotan illegal Israeli settlement, near Arraba village, south of the northern West Bank city of Jenin.Local sources reported that the olive trees belong to resident Mahmoud Ad-Daheedy, from Arraba, and that the trees were planed more than seven years ago.

The Maan News Agency reported that legislator Najat Abu Baker called on human rights and legal groups to investigate the assault and oblige Israel to compensate the farmers for their losses, especially since uprooting trees and farmlands is a policy used by Israel, and its settlers, in occupied Palestine.

It is worth mentioning that Israeli settlers are also responsible for hundreds of attacks targeting Palestinian orchards, farmlands, homes and property in the occupied West Bank, including in and around occupied East Jerusalem.

These attacks include uprooting and cutting trees, burning trees and farmlands, burning Palestinian cars and property, in addition to defacing and torching several mosques and churches and writing racist graffiti against the Arabs, Muslims and Christians.

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