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Settlers uproot, steal scores of olive saplings south of Nablus

NABLUS, Wednesday, January 06, 2021 (WAFA) - Israeli settlers today uprooted and stole scores of olive saplings in Jalud village, south of the occupied West Bank city of Nablus, according to a local activist.

Ghassan Daghlas, a local official who monitors settlements activity in the northern West Bank, told WAFA that a group of settlers sneaked their way into the southern part of the village, where they uprooted and stole 150 olive saplings.

The landowner was identified as Mohamoud Fawzi Mohammad.

Earlier today, Israeli forces uprooted over a thousand olive saplings and trees in Deir Ballut town, west of the northern West Bank city of Salfit.

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.

Over 700,000 Israelis live in Jewish-only settlements across occupied East Jerusalem and the West Bank in violation of international law.


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