Israeli settlers uproot dozens of olive and vine trees in West Bank

Israeli settlers today uprooted dozens of olive and vine trees in the town of Husan, west of the occupied city of Bethlehem, and in other areas of the West Bank, according to local sources.

Mohammad Sbateen, head of Husan village council, told WAFA that settlers from the illegal Israeli settlement of Bitar Illit uprooted about 100 olive trees and 60 vine trees in lands belonging to Palestinians.

Settlers have recently been targeting village lands, especially those close to settlements, by razing lands, uprooting trees and preventing farmers access to their lands.

To be noted, Israeli settlers last week uprooted hundreds of olive and vine trees in the town of al-Khader, to the south of Bethlehem.

Meanwhile, Israeli settlers also uprooted today olive trees in the town of Bruqin, west of the northern West Bank city of Salfit, according to the town’s mayor, Marwan Abdul Rahman.

He told WAFA that settlers from the illegal settlement of Brukhin, built on the town’s land, uprooted 20 olive trees and cut down 120 others belonging to two local residents.

At the same time, settlers chopped 12 olive trees in Kufr al-Dik land, west of Salfit, according to the owner of the land were the trees were vandalized.

Source: Palestinian News and Info Agency