An Israeli settlement guard, Wednesday, set fire to Palestinian-owned agricultural land planted with olive trees in the town of al-Lubban al-Sharqiya, to the south of Nablus, in the northern occupied West Bank, said a local official.
The village mayor Samer Awais said, according to WAFA, that a security guard from the settlement of Eli, built illegally on Palestinian land, set ablaze four dunams of agricultural land located at the entrance of the town and adjacent to the Ramallah-Nablus road, burning dozens of olive trees.
The town residents and with the help of fire crews were able to put out the fire, he said.
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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.