Jewish settlers set Palestinian fields on fire

[ 05/08/2011 – 05:25 PM ]

NABLUS, (PIC) Fanatic Jewish settlers on Thursday evening set fire to Palestinian agricultural fields in the village of Bourin to the south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus.

Ali Eid, head of the Bourin village council, told PIC that a number of Jewish settlers set fields planted with olive trees to the east of the village.

He said that it was not easy to estimate the damage, at the time, because settlers stopped villagers and the fire crews from reaching the affected fields to put the fire out.

He also said that settlers assaulted the fire crews who reached the scene and that there were altercations between the settlers and IOF troops.

The village of Bourin and nearby villages are often the target of settler violence, including setting crops and trees on fire to bankrupt Palestinian farmers and force them to leave their lands so that the settlers can confiscate them.

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