Jewish settlers cut off Palestinian olive trees

[ 24/08/2011 – 11:42 AM ]

AL-KHALIL, (PIC)– Jewish settlers cut off olive and fruit trees in the cultivated land lots of Beit Ummar village north of Al-Khalil province on Wednesday, a local source reported.

Mohammed Awad, the spokesman for the popular committee against the wall and settlement, said that the settlers came from Beit Ayin settlement and destroyed 55 trees owned by a family in the village.

He explained that the attack left 50 fruit trees and 5 very old olive trees lifeless.

Owner of the land Hammad Salibi said that the settlers had repeatedly targeted his 40-dunum land, and that he and his brothers cultivated it anew after every attack despite assaults by those settlers on him and his brothers, who jointly own the land.


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