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Israeli Extremists Suspected Of Burning 90 Palestinian Olive Trees Near Salfit

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PNN/ Salfit/

Israeli settlers Wednesday morning have burned down 90 olive trees in Sarta town near Salfit, southern West Bank.

Eyewitnesses and farmers from the town said that Israeli occupation fire trucks and vehicles arrived to the scene, but did not interfere.

Eyewitnesses added that the fingers are pointed to Israeli settlers, since the town is annexed to the bypass road used regularly by settlers. It is also located between the two settlements of Brukin and Ariel.

Journalist and researcher Khaled Ma’ali said that the olive trees recently have been repeatedly targeted by settlers , causing the damage of thousands of trees in several areas.

Last month as well, Israeli settlers, probabled to have entered Salfit from Immanuel settlement annexing Deir Istiya village, uprooted 450 olive trees planted by Palestinian farmers.

On Sunday, settlers of Azfar and Bani Kadim settlements near Shyoukh village East Hebron, southern West Bank, have uprooted and stolen about 800 olive trees.

According to report by the PLO international relations department, occupation forces and settlers cut down and destroyed more than 755 olive trees in the month of April alone.

During 2014, some 10,596 trees and seedlings were uprooted, numbers still rising in 2015.

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Author: OccPalGaza

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