Israeli settlers destroy 100 olive trees in West Bank | Anadolu Agency

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Israeli settlers have chopped down scores of Palestinian olive trees in the occupied Western Bank, according to a local activist on Tuesday.

“At least 100 olive trees were uprooted by settlers on Monday night in Shi'b al-Batin, east of Yatta in Hebron,” Fuad Al-Amor told Anadolu Agency.

He said the landowner of the trees has filed a complaint to Israeli police over the settler attack.

Palestinian farmers complain of repeated attacks on their farmlands by Israeli soldiers and settlers.

According to the Palestinian Grassroots Anti-Apartheid Wall Camping -- a coalition of Palestinian non-governmental organizations --, 2020 was the harshest year for the farmers. More than 8,400 olive trees were uprooted or burned.

Source: This news first appeared on Anadolu Agency, along with the cover photo. 

 

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