Days of Palestine

Wednesday, March 29

Israeli Settlers Uproot 70 Olive Seedlings in Bethlehem

Israeli settlers uprooted about 70 Palestinian olive trees in occupied Bethlehem
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Israeli extremist settlers uprooted dozens of Palestinian olive trees south of the occupied West Bank city of Bethlehem, on Friday afternoon, February 24, 2023.

Palestinian local sources reported that Israeli settlers cut down and stole some 70 olive trees owned by the Palestinian Subaih family in Al-Khader town.

Israeli settlers have recently escalated their attacks against Al-Khadr town, seizing Palestinian lands, demolishing agricultural rooms, and uprooting trees.

About 700,000 Israeli settlers live currently in more than 200 settlements built on Palestinian land considered illegal under international law.

Palestinian figures showed that Israeli occupation forces and settlers carried out 700 attacks against Palestinians and their properties in the occupied West Bank in January 2023.

The attacks included assaulting Palestinians, uprooting trees, razing lands, seizing properties, burning and vandalizing vehicles, and closing roads.