Days Of Palestine – Nablus
A gang of Jewish settlers on Wednesday burned hundreds of olive trees and physically assaulted olive farmers and foreign activists in Burin town, south of Nablus city in the occupied West Bank.
According to local sources, settlers from the illegal settlement of Yitzhar attacked with water pipes the family of Mohamed As’ous and foreign activists as they were collecting olives from a grove in Burin town.
Consequently, five foreign activists, including one from Israel, suffered bruises and injuries after they stood in the face of the settlers.
During the events, settlers set fire to olive trees before the flames quickly spread and burned about 450 trees.
This was the sixth such attack by settlers on olive farmers and their property in Burin since the olive season started recently.
30 different attacks were also carried out by settlers on olive farmers and groves during the current season across the West Bank.