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Israeli settlers uproot hundreds of olive and vine trees south of Bethlehem


Olive trees chopped by Israeli settlers in the south of the West Bank. (WAFA Images) 

BETHLEHEM, Thursday, February 27, 2020 (WAFA) – Israeli settlers today uprooted hundreds of olive and vine trees in the town of al-Khader, to the south of the occupied West Bank city of Bethlehem, according to Emad Dadoo, a local activist.

He told WAFA that settlers from the illegal Israeli settlement of Eliazar uprooted about 200 olive trees and 80 vine trees in lands belonging to Palestinian residents located close to the settlement.

He noted that settlers have recently been targeting village lands, especially those close to settlements, by razing lands, uprooting trees and preventing farmers access to their lands.


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