A number of extremist Israeli settlers, living in the Eliezer illegal colony, invaded, Monday, a Palestinian orchard in the al-Khader town, south of Bethlehem, and uprooted more than 50 olive saplings. Coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Wall and Settlements in al-Khader Ahmad Salah said the extremists invaded “Thagret Hammad” area, adjacent to the illegal settlement, and uprooted the saplings before taking them away.

The invaded orchard belongs to a local farmer identified as Mohammad Ibrahim Ghneim.

Salah stated that the same orchard was recently subject to a similar attack that led to uprooting at least 50 olive saplings, and added that both soldiers and Israeli extremists have been escalating their attacks against the residents and their lands.

Earlier Monday, Israeli extremists uprooted dozens of olive and almond trees, and grapevines, in Wadi al-Amir area, in Halhoul town, north of the southern West Bank city of Hebron. http://www.imemc.org/article/71375