Settlers Cut Around 50 Olive Trees Near Bethlehem

October 18, 2014 3:20 PM Saed Bannoura Bethlehem, Israeli Settlement, News Report 0
18 Oct
3:20 PM

A number of extremist Israeli settlers invaded, on Saturday, Palestinian olive orchard in the al-Jab’a village, southwest of Bethlehem, and cut nearly 50 olive trees.Resident Ibrahim Abu Lateefa said he went to his orchard in the al-Jamjoum area, east of the village, to find out that the settlers cut 14 olive trees, and around 36 olive trees belonging to residents Mohammad Ahmad Masha’la and Ali Abu Lateefa.

The al-Jab’a village has been subject to frequent Israeli settler attacks, and attacks by the army, including bulldozing agricultural lands, uprooting and cutting dozens of trees.

Although such attacks happen frequently around the year, and also include burning lands and trees and flooding them with sewage, they usually escalate during the olive harvest season.

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