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Israel settlers uproot hundreds of trees in Bethlehem

Palestinian farmers inspect the damage done to their olive trees that were cut down by Israeli settlers on 11 April 2017 [Issam RimawiAnadolu Agency]
A Palestinian farmer inspects the damage done to his olive trees that were cut down by Israeli settlers on 11 April 2017 [Issam RimawiAnadolu Agency]

On Friday extremist Israeli settlers uprooted hundreds of olive trees and grapevines in the Al-Khader neighbourhood, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, Safa news agency reported.

Local sources reported that the Israeli settlers uprooted 300 trees in the farm of a Palestinian farmer, Naser Ismail Marzouq, in the area of Zakandah, which lies between the settlements of Daniel and Eliazar.

Meanwhile, the settlers uprooted 200 old olive trees and 80 grape vines in the farm of Marwan and Anas Salah, which is located near the settlement of Eliazar.

This came as settler attacks in Nablus wounded 134 Palestinian protesters on Friday

Settler attacks are always under the protection of the Israeli occupation forces.

READ: 130 Palestinians injured in protests rejecting Israel settlements 

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