mandag 2. juli 2018

Jewish settlers burn dozens of olive trees in occupied West Bank

A Palestinian policeman uses a flap to put out a fire in an olive grove and field, which according to the local Palestinian villagers was started by settlers from a near by Jewish settlement close to the West Bank village of Burin on September 5, 2011 [Wagdi Eshtayah / ApaImages]
A Palestinian policeman uses a flap to put out a fire in an olive grove and field, which according to the local Palestinian villagers was started by settlers from a near by Jewish settlement close to the West Bank village of Burin on September 5, 2011 [Wagdi Eshtayah / ApaImages]
Extremist Jewish settlers have burned dozens of olive trees on Palestinian farms in the neighbourhood of Beit Forik near Nablus in the occupied West Bank, Palestine Information Centre reported on Friday. 

Local sources said that the settlers came from the illegal Israeli colony-settlement of Itmar. They were protected by a contingent of the Israeli occupation forces.

Palestinian farmers and fire fighters rushed to the farms to fight the fires which spread in three areas.

Meanwhile, 800 other Jewish settlers, also protected by Israeli occupation forces, invaded the village of Kafl Haris to the north of Salfit and performed mystical rituals near old tombs. They claimed that the tombs are those of Jewish rabbis.