Days of Palestine

Friday, March 24

Israeli Settlers Uproot 70 Palestinian Olive Trees in Masafer Yatta

Israeli settlers uprooted about 70 Palestinian olive trees in occupied Bethlehem
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Israeli settlers uprooted about 70 Palestinian olive trees in Masafer Yatta, south of the occupied West Bank city of Hebron on Friday, February 17, 2023.

Palestinian activist Rateb Jbour said that Israeli settlers uprooted 70 olive trees owned by the Palestinian farmer Jameel Zain near the Israeli Karmeil settlement.

Activist Rateb Jbour said that Israeli occupation forces accompanied the settlers and provide them with protection and support.

He added that Palestinian people in occupied Masafer Yatta and their properties and lands are subjected to ongoing Israeli attacks.

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 forces and settlers carried out about 700 attacks against Palestinians and their properties in the occupied West Bank.

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