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Settlers torch scores of olive trees south of Nablus


NABLUS, July 8, 2020 (WAFA) – Israeli settlers today torched scores of olive trees in Burin town, south of the West Bank city of Nablus, said a local activist.

Ghassan Daghlas, who monitors settlement activities in the northern West Bank, confirmed that a group of settlers set fire to olive groves to the south of the town.

The settlers came from Yitzhar, an illegal colonial settlement inhabited by hardcore fanatic Jews.

Meanwhile, Israeli forces uprooted more than 200 olive trees in the area of Yasuf village, northeast of Salfit.

Extremist Israeli 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 almost 834,000 Israeli settlers living in colonial settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

K.T./ K.F.

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