NABLUS, Wednesday, July 01, 2020 (WAFA) – Israeli settlers today razed large tracts of Palestinian land in the West Bank districts of Nablus and Qalqiliya, local sources said.
Ghassan Daghlas, who monitors settlement activities in the northern West Bank, told WAFA that settlers, escorted a bulldozer to Batn al-‘Ein area, where the heavy machine leveled a tract of land belonging to the villagers of Einabus, south of Nablus.
The settlers came from Yitzhar, an illegal colonial settlement inhabited by hardcore fanatic Jews.
Meanwhile, Majd Abu Hajlah, a Fatah official, confirmed that settlers bulldozers razed a tract of farmland to the southeast of Qalqiliya.
The settlers, under the protection of Israeli troops, razed the land, which is close to the thousands of dunams of olive-planted farmland belonging to the villages of Kafr Thulth, Sanniriya, Biddya and Qarawet Bani-Hassan.
Extremist Israeli settlers’ violence against Palestinians and their property is routine in the West Bank and is rarely prosecuted by Israeli authorities.
Settlers‘ violence includes property and mosque arsons, stone-throwing, uprooting of crops and olive trees, attacks on vulnerable homes, among others.
There are almost 834,000 Israeli settlers living in colonial settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.