NABLUS, Hardcore Israeli settlers today uprooted and stole scores of olive saplings in the village of Qusra, to the south of the occupied West Bank city of Nablus, according to a local activist.
Ghassan Daghlas, a local official who monitors settlements activity in the northern West Bank, told WAFA that a group of settlers from a nearby illegal settlement sneaked their way into the eastern part of the village, where they uprooted and stole 130 olive saplings.
The saplings belong to four Palestinian landowners from Qusra.
Settler violence against Palestinians and their property is routine in the West Bank and is rarely prosecuted by Israeli authorities.
Over 700,000 Israeli settlers live in Jewish-only settlements across occupied East Jerusalem and the West Bank in violation of international law.
Source: Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA)