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Israeli settlers uproot 50 olive trees near Hebron

HEBRON, Tuesday, February 09, 2021 (WAFA) - Israeli settlers Today evening uprooted dozens of olive trees in the Masafer Yatta area to the south of Hebron, in the southern occupied West Bank, according to Fouad al-Amour, a local activist.

He told WAFA settlers from the illegal Israeli settlement of Havat Maon uprooted around 50 olive trees belonging to Rabei family in the al-Hamra area, near at-Tiwani village, east of Masafer Yatta.

He added that residents were surprised today evening to find out that settlers have cut off the fence surrounding the land and uprooted around 50 four-year-old olive trees.

To be noted, Israeli settlers have been repeatedly uprooting olive trees in the aforementioned area in recent years, aiming to force farmers out of their lands in order to expand existing settlements and implement new settlement projects.

Settler violence against Palestinians and their property is routine in the West Bank and is rarely prosecuted by Israeli authorities.

K.T./T.R.

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