Days of Palestine

Tuesday, June 6

Israeli Settlers Uproot Olive Saplings in Occupied Bethlehem

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Israeli settlers uprooted Sunday, April 2, 2023 a number of olive saplings from the lands of Al-Khader town, south of occupied Bethlehem.

Activist Ahmed Salah reported that Israeli settlers uprooted 45 olive seedlings from lands in the Batin Al-Maasi area, south of the town, belonging to the Palestinian citizen Issa Ahmed Salah.

It’s noteworthy that Israeli settlers have escalated their attacks against Palestinian citizens’ own properties in the occupied West Bank, including attacking Palestinian homes, sabotaging their cars, and blocking their roads.

Since the beginning of 2023, Israeli settlers have carried out 220 attacks on Palestinians and their own property in the occupied West Bank, 230 of which caused property damage, and 60 of them caused injuries to Palestinian residents, according to United Nations reports. 

More than 650,000 colonial settlers are distributed among 164 illegal settlements and 124 outposts built on the stolen lands of occupied West Bank and Jerusalem.