Security sources reported that Israeli occupation forces released numerous canisters of tear gas amidst their clashes with Palestinian citizens in Taqou, a location southeast of Bethlehem, resulting in the ignition of multiple olive trees.
Residents of a small town near the northern West Bank were met with heavy Israeli force, as confrontations between the occupation forces and citizens led to the use of tear gas canisters and, ultimately, the torching of several nearby olive trees.
The incident began when Israeli occupation forces arrived at the town’s northern entrance, resulting in civilians intervening.
According to nearby witnesses, the Israeli occupation forces opened fire with canisters of tear gas, which quickly caused a spark to erupt.
The spark caught on to the surrounding foliage, including the olive trees belonging to a local resident.
Little could be done to stop the fire as it spread quickly through the agricultural area, engulfing the trees.
The resident was left devastated, with officials unable to confirm whether the trees will ever be replanted.