RAMALLAH, Friday, December 30, 2022 (WAFA) – Israeli settlers today destroyed dozens of olive saplings in the land of Sinjil town, north of the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah, according to local sources.
They said a group of settlers barged their way into the olive orchards in the northern part of the town and uprooted some 50 olive saplings belonging to Mohammad Ghafri and Najiyya Karakra, two local farmers.
The assailants came from the nearby colonial settlement of Givat Haroeh.
Settlers’ 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.
There are over 800,000 Israeli settlers living in colonial settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.