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Settlers chop off olive trees in Kafr al-Dik, attack homes in Burin

Settlers chop off olive trees in Kafr al-Dik, attack homes in Burin
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SALFIT, Saturday, May 07, 2022 (WAFA) –Hardline Israeli settlers today uprooted and chopped off about 30 olive saplings and trees for Palestinian farmers in the town of Kafr al-Dik, in the occupied West Bank province of Salfit, as well as attacked Palestinian homes in the village of Burin in Nablus province, according to local sources.

In Salfit province, witnesses told WAFA that a group of Israeli settlers uprooted and chopped off nearly 30 olive saplings belonging to local Palestinian citizens from the town of Kafr al-Dik.  

In Nablus province, Israeli settlers from the illegal settlement of Braha pelted stones at homes of Palestinian civilians in the village of Burin, provoking confrontations with residents. No injuries were reported.

Although violence and vandalism by Israeli settlers are commonplace throughout the year, attacks and acts of vandalism by Israeli settlers intensified during the past six months across the occupied West Bank, especially in the north of the territory.

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

There are over 600,000 Israeli settlers living in colonial settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem in violation of international law and consensus.


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