Settlers Burn Palestinian-owned Olive, Almond Trees near Nablus

27 Jul
3:27 AM

Illegal Israeli settlers, on Saturday, set fire to Palestinian-owned farm lands in the village of Huwara, south of the northern occupied West Bank city of Nablus, Alray Agency reported.

Ghassan Doughlas, local official monitoring Israeli settlement activities, told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that dozens of illegal Israeli settlers entered agricultural land near the village of Huwara, and set fire to Palestinian-owned olive and almond trees.

Dozens of almond and olive trees, which Palestinians rely on as a source of income, were reported to have been destroyed.

According to Article 49 of the Fourth Geneva Convention, the occupying power [Israel] is forbidden to transfer any persons from its own population onto the land which it occupies [Palestine].

The illegal Israeli settlers frequently terrorize the indigenous Palestinian population, by setting fire to their crops, in addition to assaulting, harassing, and shooting at them, with the aim to force the Palestinians off the land, for the purpose of expanding the existing settlements.

~ Alray, WAFA, PIC

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