Villages of the Sabastia area, near the northern West Bank city of Nablus, have reported that a number of extremist Israeli settlers burnt, Thursday [June 27 2013], Palestinian agricultural lands planted with Olive and Almond trees.Nael Ash-Sha’er, head of the Sabastia town council, stated that settlers of the Shave Shomron illegal settlement, built on lands that belong to Sabastia residents, set the Palestinian lands ablzae, and that the fire consumed dozens of trees.
He added that the latest attack is part of ongoing and escalating attacks and violations carried out by extremist settlers, and that the area is a historic and archeological site subject to frequent Israeli violations.
Ash-Sha’er further stated that the settlers previously flooded Palestinian farmlands with wastewater, uprooted and burnt lands, and attacked several villagers.
Also on Thursday, a number of settlers hurled stones at a vehicle that belong to a resident of southern Hebron, in the southern part of the West Bank, and fired rounds of live ammunition into the air.
Rateb Jabour, coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Wall and Settlements in Yatta, near Hebron, told the Radio Bethlehem 2000 that the settlers threw stones at the car of resident Khaled Mahmoud Bheiss, 35, as he was driving at the Zeef intersection, south of Hebron.
The resident suffered minor cuts and bruises, and was moved to the Abu Al-Hasan Al-Qasem Hospital, in Yatta.
Jabour added that the settlers also fired rounds of live ammunition into the air, and fled the scene.