Agricultural Lands Attacked in Salfit and Jordan Valley

19 Sep
2:40 PM

Israeli soldiers, on Wednesday, chopped down scores of Palestinian-owned olive trees in Burqin village, to the west of the occupied West Bank district of Salfit, according to  Marwan Abdul Rahman, head of Burqin village council.

He said that the soldiers destroyed more than 100 olive trees in the Khirbet Qarqash area, located in the northeastern part of the village.

No reason was given for the destruction of the trees, according to Days of Palestine.

Also on Wednesday, Israeli forces demolished two agricultural structures in the village of Atouf, Jordan Valley, reported Mutaz Bsharat, a local official.

He described the structures as a caravan and a shack.

Bsharat also said that soldiers seized a tractor owned by a Palestinian resident of the village of al-Ras al-Ahmar, southeast of Toubas.

Israel is trying to restrict Palestinian presence in the Jordan Valley, particularly after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had announced his intention to annex it, if he were to win the Israeli election.

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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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