Settlers Uproot 100 Saplings Near Nablus – International Middle East Media Center

Saturday January 08, 2011 10:21author by Saed Bannoura – IMEMC & Agencies Report post

Israeli settlers uprooted on Friday at least 100 Olive saplings that belong to residents of Qasra village, southeast of the northern West Bank city of Nablus. The settlers collected the cut saplings and fled the scene.

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The attacked orchard is located near the village, and belongs to resident Abdul-Raziq Abdullah Odah.

Ghassan Douglas, in charge of settlements file in the northern part of the West Bank, stated that the settlers came from an illegal outpost known an Extra.

On Thursday, the settlers took by force more than 65 Dunams of Palestinian lands that belong to residents of Ein Jaloud village, near Nablus.

Last month, Jewish settlers occupied hundreds of Dunams of Palestinian orchards and fenced several Palestinian orchards.

Settlers Uproot 100 Saplings Near Nablus – International Middle East Media Center.



Settlers forgot “their” G-d’s laws…. Again

“When you lay siege to a city and wage war against it a long time to capture it, do not destroy its trees, wielding an ax against any food-producing tree. Is a tree of the field a man who will come against you in the siege?”
(Deuteronomy 20:19).


Take from nature what you need, but do not destroy it!”
(Mishneh Torah, The Laws of Kings 6:8-10)


“Not only the trees, rather whoever breaks vessels and rents garments, destroys a building and obstructs a wellspring, or wastes food in a destructive way transgresses the mitzvah of “Bal Tashchit” (“don’t destroy”)…”
(Rambam, Mishna Torah, Hilchot Melachim 6:10)


“The prohibition of destroying fruit-trees during a siege and, likewise, all destruction is included in this prohibition. The root of the mitzvah is known to teach our souls to love what is good and useful and to subsequently cleave to it; through this, the good will cleave to us and we will distance ourselves from every evil thing and every destruction (waste). This is the way of people of good deeds who love peace, rejoice in the good of creation and bring everyone close to the Torah. They do not destroy anything-even a mustard seed-and it troubles them to encounter any destruction or harm. If they can act to save anything from destruction, they use their entire strength to do so.”
(Sefer Hachinuch, Mitzvah 529)


“At the time when Hashem created the first human being, He showed him each of the trees in the Garden of Eden and told him: “See my works how good and excellent they are! Now all that I created is for your sake. Think upon this. Do not corrupt or destroy My world. For if you destroy it, there will be no one to restore it after you.”
(Kohelet Raba 7:19)


And you must walk in His ways”
(Devarim 28:8)


Zionism has nothing to do with Judaism.

Narrated Ibn ‘Umar: The Prophet said, “Oppression will be a darkness on the Day of Resurrection.”
[Hadith Book Oppressions, Bukhari]


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