Illegal Jewish settlers have uprooted more than 800 olive saplings on land belonging to the village of Sinjel near Ramallah. Mayor Ayoub Swedan told Palestine's official Wafa news agency that villagers woke on Wednesday morning and discovered the destruction. All of the saplings were stolen by the Israeli settlers.
Swedan said that the trees were donated by the International Committee of the Red Cross which has funded a project to rehabilitate the villagers' land. More than 200 acres of farmland was damaged by the Israelis.