Days of Palestine

Sunday, January 29

Colonial Settlers Uproot 100 Olive Trees in Hebron

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Colonial Israeli settlers uprooted 100 olive trees in the Al-Hardash area, northwest of Hebron, Monday, 31 October 2022. 

The member of the Land Defense Committee Suleiman Al-Jaafrah stated that dozens of Israeli of ‘Telem’ and ‘Adroa’ colonial settlements which are built on Palestinian-owned lands near the Al-Hardash area uprooted and vandalized at least 100 olive trees belonging to the Palestinian family of Zabainah. 

He added that this is the second time that the Israeli settlers cut down and uprooted the olive trees in the town in less than two months. 

Palestinian towns and villages in the occuiped West Bank have seen increased raids and violations by Colonial Israeli settlers during the olive harvest season. 

Since the beginning of the olive harvest season in Palestine, colonial settlers, guarded by Israeli occupation forces escalated their raids and attacks into the Palestinian-owned lands, preventing Palestinian access to their land, uprooting, burning olive trees, and stealing olive crops. 

Since the beginning of 2022, Israeli settlers have carried out 290 attacks on Palestinians and their own property in the occupied West Bank, 230 of which caused property damage, and 60 of them caused injuries to Palestinian residents, according to United Nations reports. 

More than 650,000 colonial settlers distributed among 164 illegal settlements and 124 outposts built on the stolen lands of occuiped West Bank and Jerusalem. 

The West Bank and Jerusalem lands are occupied territories based on International law due to this all Israeli settlement-building activities there are illegal.