Israeli settlers uprooted hundreds of Palestinian olive trees from the Palestinian-owned lands in Jit village, east of the northern occupied West Bank city of Qalqilya on Sunday, January 22, 2023.
Palestinian citizen Ahmed Al-Saddah reported that groups of settlers, protected by Israel’s forces, uprooted at least 350 olive trees from his brother’s land located in Jit village.
He pointed out that the settlers from the Israeli Kedumim settlement uprooted the olive trees estimated to be more than thirteen years old.
Israeli occupation forces prevent Palestinian farmers in the West Bank from accessing their lands adjacent to the Israeli settlements, paving a way for settlers’ attacks and theft.
It is noteworthy mentioning that Israeli settlers established the Kedumim settlement over the Palestinian-owned lands in Qalqilia in 1975.
Israeli Jewish settlers, protected by Israeli occupation forces, escalated their attacks against Palestinian lands and properties in the occupied West Bank.
Israeli occupation officially took over the Palestinian lands in the West Bank and Jerusalem in 1967.
Currently, about 600,000 Israeli settlers live in over 230 illegal settlements built since 1967 in the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem.