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More From The ‘Desert Blooming’ File: Israeli Terrorists Chop Down 50 Palestinian Olive Trees In Burin

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NABLUS, March 9, 2015 (WAFA) – Israeli settlers Monday chopped off dozens of olive trees in the village of Burin, south of Nablus, according to local sources.

Gassan Daghlas, who monitors settlement activities, said a group of settlers broke into a Palestinian-owned land in the village, and chopped off about 50 olive trees.

In the meantime, the Israeli army broke into the village of Salim, east of Nablus, and proceeded to raze a 30o olive trees  and destroyed crops owned by local residents.

Illegal Jewish settlers have repeatedly attacked Palestinian property and worship places. Settler violence includes property and mosque arsons, stone-throwing, uprooting of crops and olive trees, attacks on vulnerable homes, among others.

According to the Israeli human rights group B’Tselem, Israeli security forces do not always deploy in advance to protect Palestinians from settler violence, even when such violence could be anticipated. “In some cases, rather than restricting violent settlers, Israeli security forces impose restrictions on the Palestinians.”

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Author: OccPalGaza

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