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Settlers uproot 13 olive trees in West Bank village

Settlers uproot 13 olive trees in West Bank village

SALFIT, Friday, April 23, 2021 (WAFA) – Hardcore Israeli settlers today uprooted and destroyed 13 olive trees belonging to a Palestinian citizen in the village of Hares, near the town of Salfit in the occupied West Bank, according to local sources.

Mayor of Hares, Omar Samara, told WAFA that a group of settlers who came from a nearby illegal Israeli settlement outpost sneaked their way into a ranch near the village, where they uprooted about 13 olive saplings belonging to Aisha Mahmoud Qasem, a local citizen.  

Settler violence against Palestinians and their property is routine in the West Bank and is rarely prosecuted by Israeli authorities, as the Palestinian Authority has no jurisdiction over Israeli settlers under signed agreements.

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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