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Israeli settlers destroy tens of olive trees near Salfit

Israeli settlers destroy tens of olive trees near Salfit

SALFIT, Sunday, December 06, 2020 (WAFA) - Israeli settlers cut down around 42 fully-grown olive trees and demolished retaining walls belonging to a local Palestinian in the village of Yasuif, east of Salfit in the central West Bank, according to the mayor of Salfit, Abdallah Kumail.

He said that the necessary instructions have been given to the legal department and the competent authorities in the governorate to legally follow up on this assault with the relevant parties.

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.

Almost 834,000 Israeli settlers are living in colonial settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

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