Settlers Uproot 100 Olive Saplings in Hebron, Khirbet Gween Slated for Demolition

February 26, 2015 2:08 AM IMEMC Agencies Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report 0
26 Feb
2:08 AM

Israeli settlers, on Wednesday, uprooted a hundred olive saplings recently-planted in the Tel Rumeida neighborhood, in the southern West Bank city of Hebron, said a local activist organization.According to the Palestinian Voluntary Action Commission, settlers from the illegal settlement outpost of Beit Hadassa stormed a Palestinian land that had been planted with a hundred olive saplings near Qurtuba School.

Settlers destroyed the fence surrounding the land and proceeded to uproot a hundred olive saplings that were planted by Palestinian activists, three weeks ago, as part of a campaign to plant one million trees on land facing seizure in Hebron.

The campaign, WAFA reports, intended to help Palestinian farmers maintain ownership of their farmlands threatened by Israeli annexation and replant tree seedlings on damaged land.

Furthermore, according to Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency, Israeli soldiers stormed Khirbet Gween, in the south of Hebron, and distributed notices to all citizens to evacuate the area.

Local sources said that Israeli forces, accompanied by civil administration crews raided the village and delivered the notifications, adding that the Israeli occupation forces claimed that the area to be under their control, in order to build settlements instead.

To be noted, the residents of Khirbet Gween have lived there for decades.

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