Israeli forces level land, uproot 200 olive trees in south of West Bank

HEBRON, Israeli forces leveled on Monday 13 dunums of Palestinian land and uprooted 200 olive trees in the southern West Bank town of Beit Ula, northwest of Hebron, said a local official.

Director of the Hebron’s Farmers’ Services Department, Hashem Badran, said that Israeli bulldozers removed a fence and retaining walls and uprooted 200 olive trees in a land that belongs to Hijazi Turshan.

Turshan said that Israeli forces have been pursuing a policy of destroying farmlands and uprooting trees while denying farmers access to their lands near the apartheid wall for the purpose of expanding illegal settlements in the area.

Israeli army bulldozers also razed 13 dunums of land in the same area owned by Suleiman al-Adam and destroyed the fence he built around it.

Source: Palestinian News & Info Agency