BETHLEHEM, Sunday, April 12, 2020 (WAFA) – Illegal Jewish settlers on Sunday evening uprooted about 350 olive saplings belonging to Palestinian farmers in the town of al-Khader, near the occupied West Bank city of Bethlehem, according to a local source.
Head of the Colonization Resistance Commission in Bethlehem, Hasan Breijieh, told WAFA that settlers from the colonial Israeli settlement of Sidi Boaz, nearby, uprooted about 350 olive saplings owned by local villagers.
Earlier today, settlers chopped off about 50 olive saplings belonging to Palestinian farmers in the same area.
Attacks by Jewish settlers on Palestinian farmers and their properties have been on the rise during the current state of emergency in the West Bank due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Over the years, Israeli occupation authorities have fostered a culture of impunity for Jewish settlers committing acts of vandalism and attacks on Palestinians in the occupied West Bank.