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Settlers torch 150 dunams of farmland to the south of Nablus

February 20, 2014 at 3:34 pm

On Sunday a group of Israeli settlers set ablaze 150 Dunams of farmland belonging to the village of Jaloud in Nablus (to the north of the Occupied West Bank), leaving the lands completely destroyed.

Ghassan Daghlas, who is responsible for the settlements issue in the north of the West Bank, said that settlers from the Shvut Rachel settlement established on Palestinian citizens’ land in the town of Galud, (to the south of Nablus), torched around 150 Dunams of farmland, agricultural fields and crops.

Daghlas added that the fire continued to burn for hours before fire-fighters extinguished it, which caused great material losses for the Palestinian owners of the farmlands.

This fire comes in the context of a series of settlers’ attacks on Palestinian citizens and their property.