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Israel razes farms, uproots trees in Hebron

Image of Israeli bulldozers destroying Palestinian homes in the West Bank [file photo]
Image of Israeli bulldozers destroying Palestinian homes in the West Bank [file photo]

Israeli occupation bulldozers yesterday razed Palestinian farmlands and uprooted trees in Khillet Al-Eidah near Mount Johar in the southern West Bank city of Hebron, Jordanian news agency Petra reported.

Hebron’s municipal council said in a statement that the Israeli bulldozers, escorted by a number of military vehicles, stormed private Palestinian farms in the city.

The Israeli bulldozers, the statement said, razed the farms and uprooted scores of trees owned by the Jaber and Al-Rajabi families.

According to the statement, the Israeli bulldozers also damaged ripe vegetables and irrigation networks, as well as destroying historic rock partitions and water springs.

In the statement, the council said that this is part of an Israeli series of aggression against the Palestinians and their farms, calling it a “systematic Israeli policy aiming to force the Palestinian farmers out of their farms in order to be ready for Judaisation.”

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