RAMALLAH, Saturday, November 09, 2019 (WAFA) – Israeli army forced today a Palestinian farmer out of his own grove near the village of Burin, to the south of Nablus in the occupied West Bank, local sources said.
The farmer, who is not yet identified, was picking olives in his own grove, when Israeli soldiers manning the nearby Huwwara checkpoint broke into the grove and ordered him out. The soldiers told him that the grove is located in a military zone and that entering it requires the prior permission of the Israeli authorities.
Israel has declared more than 3500 dunums of agricultural Palestinian land in the Nablus district off to their owners and farmers. The only way the farmers can reach their lands is after getting a special permit from the Israeli military.
The village of Burin witnessed more than 14 attacks so far in this harvest season by Israeli settlers and soldiers.
Sometimes, Israeli and international volunteers accompany farmers to these hazardous areas during the olive harvest season to provide them with protection from attacks and to help the farmers in their work.