Settlers cut down 45 olive trees in Nablus

The Palestine Telegraph

A Jewish group from Yitzhar settlement near Nablus, in north West Bank, cut down 45 olive trees belonging to residents of Bourin village on Tuesday morning.

Ghassan Douglas, an official at the Nablus office of the Palestinian Authority, said some settlers of Yizhar settlement truncated 45 olive trees belonging to the Najjar family: Shail, Murad and Mahmoud, residents of Burin village, south of Nablus.

Douglas condemned the continuation of attacks by settlers on farmers in the West Bank, especially in Nablus near Jewish settlements, "where settlers cut down hundreds of trees during the past few months." These trees belonged to Palestinian citizens and are considered major source of livelihood for them.

He called on human rights institutions and international organizations to immediately intervene to provide assistance to farmers who are exposed to attacks by settlers. It is clear that settlers are adamantly determined to cut tress and obliterate Palestine's villages history, where olive in particular trees are a special part of Palestinians legacy.

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