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Volunteers on an olive tree planting mission in south of West Bank detained by Israeli forces


HEBRON, Thursday, April 04, 2019 (WAFA) – The Israeli forces today held a  number of Palestinian volunteers while they were on their way to plant trees in Khillat al-Dabe village in the south of the West Bank, said Rateb Jabour, a local activist.

He told WAFA that the volunteers were trying to reach the village located in Masafer Yatta area, which is part of Area C of the occupied West Bank that remained under full Israeli control, when the soldiers stopped them and held them.

He said the volunteers intended to reach Khillat al-Dabe school, which Israel has demolished last year and the Palestinians had rebuilt but is under a renewed Israeli threat of demolition because it is located in Area C.

Jabour said the volunteers will not stop attempting to reach the school and plant olive trees in its vicinity in order to protect it despite the Israeli ban.


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