Fire devours hundreds of olive trees west of Jenin while Israel hindered efforts by emergency workers to contain the fire

[ 11/09/2011 – 12:19 PM ]

JENIN, (PIC)– A massive fire erupted Saturday night in Anin village west of Jenin city in the West Bank, devouring hundreds of olive trees, locals reported.

They added that the Israeli occupation authorities hindered efforts by emergency workers to contain the fire, increasing losses ahead of the harvesting season next month.

The Israeli apartheid wall stands between Anin village, known for its wealth of olive groves, and Umm al-Fahm.

Palestinians residing near the wall are often subjected to plans by the Israelis to displace them, as they at times are not allowed to enter their lands. They are also subjected to overgrazing by Jewish settlers and arson.

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