Israeli Settlers Set Fire to Crops near Hebron

HEBRON, May 22, 2014 – (WAFA) – Israeli settlers set fire on Thursday to wheat and barley fields near Yatta, a town to the south of Hebron, said a local activist.

The Popular Committee Coordinator in Yatta, Rateb al-Jabour, told WAFA that dozens of settlers from ‘Avigal’ and ‘Mitzpe Yair’, built illegally on seized Palestinian-owned land to the east of Yatta, set fire to wheat and barley fields belonging to a Palestinian farmer.

Jabour condemned such an act as ‘savage’ that is meant to displace the residents from their land as a prelude to seize it for the benefit of settlement construction.

He called upon all concerned international and local organizations to reinforce the Palestinians’ steadfastness on their lands.

 

Source: WAFA