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Settlers destroy Palestinian vineyards, cut trees in West Bank

Palestinian farmers inspect the damage to their olive trees that were allegedly was cut down by Israeli settlers. (Issam Rimawi - Anadolu Agency )
Palestinian farmers inspect the damage done to their olive trees that were cut down by Israeli settlers [Issam Rimawi/Anadolu Agency]

Jewish settlers cut hundreds of fruit trees from Palestinian vineyards in the town of Khader south of occupied Bethlehem yesterday.

According to the representative of the Bethlehem wall and settlement resistance organisation, Hassan Karajah, Jewish settlers cut 350 fruit trees by an electric saw belonging to Islam Jabir in the area of ​​Thagra Hammad in the town of Khader, south of Bethlehem.

In an interview with Quds Press this morning, Karajah pointed to the escalation of settler attacks during the grape harvest season in Bethlehem and Hebron.

The Palestinian activist referred to “organised actions” by the settlers to “inflict the greatest harm on the farmers, especially since most of them depend on the grape season.”

Late last week Jewish settlers burned dozens of olive trees on Palestinian farms in the neighbourhood of Beit Forik near Nablus in the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Information Centre reported on Friday.

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