Colonial Israeli settlers cut down on Tuesday, 21 February 2023 dozens of olive saplings owned by Palestinian residents in the village of Al-Laban Al-Sharqiya, south of Nablus.
Dozens of colonial settlers cut down at least 65 olive saplings on land belonging to the Palestinain residents, reported Ghassan Douglas, the Palestinain official in charge of the settlement file in the occupied West Bank.
He added that Israeli settlers cut off 25 olive seedlings belonging to the Palestinain citizen Jacob Owais. In addition to 18 seedlings belong to Palestinain citizen Akram Owais, and 22 belong to Raja Oweis.
Israeli settlers escalated their attacks against the Palestinian citizens’ own properties in the occuiped West Bank including attacking the Palestinian homes, sabotaging their cars, and blocking their roads.
In 2022, Israeli occupation forces and settlers uprooted more than 12,000 trees from Palestinian-owned lands in the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem, according to Applied Research Institute (ARIJ).
More than 600,000 illegal settlers live in over 230 illegal settlements built since the 1967 Israeli occupation of the West Bank and East Jerusalem.
The international community views the settlements — hundreds of which have been built across the West Bank since the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian lands in 1967 — as illegal under international law and the Geneva Conventions due to their construction on the occupied territories.
The UN Security Council has condemned Israel’s settlement activities in the occupied territories in several resolutions.
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