Settlers ‘chop down 30 olive trees’ in Nablus

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Maan News Agency | Nov 8, 2011

NABLUS (Ma’an) — Israeli settlers chopped down more than 30 trees in Madama village south of Nablus on Monday, a local official said.

Village council head Ihab Tahseen said residents from Yitzhar settlement destroyed Palestinian-owned trees and sprayed anti-Arab slogans in Hebrew.

He urged international human rights organizations to intervene in settlers’ continuous attacks on Palestinian property.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged Jewish settlers to act with restraint on Monday after 12 were arrested for attacking Israeli police and soldiers.

Settlers are rarely arrested for violent attacks directed at Palestinians.

The Israeli human rights organization B’Tselem, which documents settler attacks in the West Bank, says: “Israeli security forces have done little to prevent settler violence or to arrest offenders.”


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