Israeli bulldozers, backed by Israeli occupation forces IOF, conducted a large-scale operation on Thursday morning, uprooting hundreds of trees in the regions of Al-Hurdsheh and Abu Tayyeh, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank’s Hebron district.
According to local sources, the Israeli forces bulldozed numerous olive, almond, and grapevine trees, spanning an area of approximately 500 dunams, which belonged to the Fatafta, Haltam, and Jaafreh families.
Additionally, in the area of Abu Tayyeh, east of Turmus Ayya, the Israeli military uprooted vast stretches of Palestinian lands, destroying trees and grapevine trellises.
The Al-Hurdsheh area has been repeatedly targeted by Israeli settlers, who have engaged in cutting down trees, setting fires, and attempting to seize the land, all in pursuit of further settlement expansion.
These destructive actions have drawn widespread condemnation as they align with Israel’s systematic policy of appropriating Palestinian land, undermining the rights and livelihoods of the local population.