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Israeli settlers uproot 6,000 olive saplings near Ramallah

Israeli settlers uprooted thousands of olive saplings east of the town of Turmus’ayya, north of Ramallah in the occupied West Bank, yesterday.

Turmus’ayya deputy mayor Lafi Eid told the Safa news agency: “The settlers uprooted thousands of olive saplings in the area of Sidr and Alzarat to the east of the town, on the opposite side of the Adei Ad settlement.”

Nearly 6,000 trees were uprooted while dozens of old trees in the area were destroyed, Eid said.

He pointed out that the people in the town planted nearly 11,000 olive saplings last year through a project funded by the Ministry of Agriculture, settlers uprooted hundreds of the saplings after the project ended.

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