Israeli settlers uprooted at dawn, today [Sunday, February 9, 2013], 800 olive seedlings in Singel village, north of Ramallah.Singel Mayor Ayoub Sweden told the Palestinian News Network (PNN) that this is the third time in less than a month that settlers uprooted and stole more than 800 olive seedlings.

Ayoub stated that olive seedlings belonging to the afforestation project are supervised by the municipality and funded by the International Committee of the Red Cross.

He added that ‘about 3,000 olive saplings were stolen in less than a month’.