Jewish settlers attack more olive and grape fields in W. Bank
A horde of Jewish settlers on Monday chopped off and uprooted dozens of olive trees and grapevines in Husan town in the west of Bethlehem and other olive trees in Bruqin town in western Salfit.
According to local sources, settlers from the illegal settlement of Brukhin wreaked havoc on and removed about 40 olive trees belonging to local residents in Bruqin town.
In Bethlehem, setters from the illegal settlement of Beitar Illit — built illegally on seized Palestinian lands in the towns of Husan, Wadi Fukin and Nahalin — also went on the rampage through olive groves and vineyards, destroying 100 olive trees and 60 grapevines in al-Qiddees area of Husan town.
The fields belong to farmers Mohamed Hamamra and Hamza Hamamra.
In a similar incident, a horde of Jewish settlers on Sunday evening uprooted about 200 olive saplings belonging to a Palestinian farmer from al-Mughayir village in eastern Ramallah, north of the occupied West Bank.
During the last few days, about 780 trees in Palestinian olive groves and vineyards in al-Khader town, south of Bethlehem, were destroyed or uprooted by Jewish thugs.
Source: The Palestinian Information Center