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Settlers, Israel army chop down Palestinian almond trees in West Bank

A Palestinian farmer harvest almonds on 14 March 2021 [Ashraf Amra/ApaImages]
A Palestinian farmer harvest almonds on 14 March 2021 [Ashraf Amra/ApaImages]

Israeli occupation forces (IOF) and Jewish settlers chopped down dozens of fruitful trees in Beit Ummar town to the north of the occupied West Bank city of Hebron today, the Palestinian Information Centre reported.

Mohammed Awad, a local media activist, said that occupation forces and settlers uprooted more than 130 almond trees and bulldozed five dunums of agricultural land owned by two families in the town.

He explained that the destruction was carried out to pave the way for expanding the nearby Jewish-only settlement of Karmei Tzur.

The activist said the families have title deeds proving their ownership of the land.

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