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Israeli army razes agricultural land, uproots olive trees in West Bank

Israeli forces yesterday razed agricultural lands and uprooted old olive trees in the Shufa neighbourhood of Tulkarm, north of occupied West Bank, Quds Press reported.

According to Quds Press, ten Israeli military vehicles escorted four Israeli bulldozers that razed an agricultural area of about 27 dunams (0.027 square kilometres).

Anti-settlement activist Abdul-Karim Dalbah told the site that the bulldozers razed around 200 olive and citrus trees.

Dalbah noted that the Israeli army also damaged a large green house, adding that the olive trees were taken to an unknown location.

The Palestinian activist said that a number of Israeli settlers accompanied the troops, adding that the army claimed that these farms are part of Israeli state land and prevented journalists from covering their aggression.

According to Dalbah, the Israeli army also claimed that the land was deserted before it was razed but the owners said that they have documents proving their ownership.

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