120 Palm Trees Uprooted Near Jericho

08 Feb
12:42 AM

Israeli forces uprooted, on Thursday, around 120 palm trees in Al-Zubeidat, a town located to the north of Jericho, according to local sources.
Hasan Al-Jarmi, the land owner, said that Israeli bulldozers surrounded the area, in the early morning hours, bulldozing the land and uprooting around 120 palm trees under the pretext they were planted in Area C, under full Israeli control.

He added that the action has sabotaged his efforts, exerted over the past ten years, to reclaim his farmland and has dispelled his hopes to set up an income-generating project on his land, stressing that he would continue to plant his land despite all the Israeli measures.

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Chris Carlson is a student of religion at Mount Mercy University, United States, and has been a regular volunteer with the IMEMC since 2013. He assisted in providing extensive coverage of the 2014 Israeli military offensive on the Gaza Strip and continues, into the present day, with the issues at hand. He can be reached via email at c h r i s @ i m e m c . o r g.

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