Settlers Chop Down Palestinian-Owned Orchard near Hebron

August 29, 2014 9:31 AM IMEMC Agencies Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report 0
29 Aug
9:31 AM

Israeli settlers, on Thursday cut down around 30 Palestinian-owned trees in an area to the north of Beit Ummar town, north of Hebron, according to a local media source.Spokesperson of the popular committee against settlement activities, Mohammad Ayyad, told WAFA Palestinina News & Info Agency that people from the illegal Israeli settlement of ā€˜Beit Ein, cut down around 30 olive, peach and vine trees belonging to one Hammad Islibi.

Settlers have been targeting Islibiā€™s land, according to Mr. Ayyad, and have cut down around 300 trees over the past five years.

Islibiā€™s family apparently succeeded in obtaining a court ruling whcih allowed them to put up a barbered wire fence between his land and nearby (illegally seized) settlement land, to insure non-recurrence of reprisal actions by settlers.

However, the ruling was never enforced, and Israel continues to allow such violations, while doing nothing to stop them.

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