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Palestine: Israeli settlers uproot Olive trees near Hebron

8th May 2013

By Saed Bannoura

IMEMC & Agencies: A number of armed extremist settlers of the Susiya illegal settlement, built on lands that belong to the residents of Yatta town, near the southern West Bank city of Hebron, uprooted Palestinian olive trees in Wad Um Nir area.

Rateb Jabour, Coordinator of the Popular Committee Against the Wall and Settlements in Hebron, told the Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA) that the settlers attacked Palestinian orchards, and uprooted dozens of olive trees that belong to resident Mohammad Hussein Jabour.

Jabour denounced the ongoing and escalating attacks carried out by the settlers and the residents, especially in Yatta, and stated that these attacks are meant to push the Palestinians out of their homes and lands.

In related news, a group of extremist Israeli settlers burnt, late on Monday at night, twenty Dunams of Palestinian agricultural lands that belong to residents of Burin village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus.

The settlers also hurled stones at Palestinian cars south of Nablus, and forced two Palestinians cars to stop, attacked the passengers who ran away fearing for their lives, and then destroyed the two cars and left the scene.

 

http://imemc.org/article/65434

 

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