NABLUS, Tuesday, October 20, 2020 (WAFA) – Israeli settlers today flooded Palestinian-owned land with sewage and wastewater in Sebastia town, north of Nablus city, according to a municipal source.
Mayor of Sebastia Mohammad Azzam confirmed that settlers from the illegal colonial settlement of Shavei Shomron were responsible for flooding Palestinian-owned land in the western section of the town with sewage and wastewater, disrupting the olive harvest.
He explained that the land is planted with olive and apricot trees, which means that farmers are incurred with heavy material losses.
Settler 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.