Days of Palestine

Sunday, March 26

Farmer forced out of his land south of Nablus

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Days Of Palestine – Nablus

Israeli occupation army forced on Saturday a Palestinian farmer out of his own grove near the village of Burin, to the south of Nablus in the occupied West Bank, local sources said.

The farmer, who is not yet identified, was picking olives in his own grove, when Israeli soldiers manning the nearby Huwwara checkpoint broke into the grove and ordered him out. The soldiers told him that the grove is located in a military zone and that entering it requires the prior permission of the Israeli authorities.

Israel has declared more than 3500 dunums of agricultural Palestinian land in the Nablus district off to their owners and farmers. The only way the farmers can reach their lands is after getting a special permit from the Israeli military.

The village of Burin witnessed more than 14 attacks so far in this harvest season by Israeli settlers and soldiers.