Palestine: Israeli settlers wickedness continues as they uproot 550 Olive tree s

2015-02-22 06:16:18 | Al Muslim News
Palestine: Israeli settlers wickedness continues as they uproot 550 Olive tree s

 

A group of extremist from the illegal settlements of Asfar and Bani Kadim uprooted 550 olive trees saplings in night and fled the scene; the land is belonging to the families of Abd al-Qader and Mousa al-Ayaydeh. The incident is not the first of its kind, as Israeli settlers every week attack Palestinian lands in occupied West Bank, where they uproot and destroy almond and olive trees under the protection of the Israeli police. Few days ago, Israeli forces uprooted dozens of Palestinian-owned olive trees in the northern West Bank town of Tayasir. Israeli extremist often target Palestinians and their land in an attempt to empty the area and as a prelude to take over it for the benefit of Jewish settlement expansion. According to a United Nations’ OCHA report, ‘Israeli settlers destroyed over 5,500 Palestinian-owned olive trees and saplings in the period between December 30 2014, and January 12, 2015.” Throughout the centuries, Palestinians farmers have made their living from olive cultivation and olive oil production. Nearly 100,000 families are dependent on olive sales in the West Bank. Nowadays, the olive harvest provides Palestinian farmers with anywhere between 25 to 50 percent of their annual income, and due to Israeli wickedness and economic crisis, the harvest provides for many their basic means of survival..

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