Israeli Settlers Cut Down over 100 Olive Trees in Nablus Area

NABLUS, October 19, 2013 (WAFA) – Israeli settlers Saturday cut down more than 100 olive trees in the Nablus area village of Qaryout, according to Ghassan Daghlas, who monitors settlers activities in the northern parts of the West Bank.

He told WAFA that settlers cut down olive trees in more than location of village land using a chainsaw because some trees were cut from the trunk.

Farmers said they were shocked by the sight of the destroyed olive trees, many of them the farmers have been nourishing for years.

The attack on the olive trees comes in the peak of the olive harvest season, which is the most important time for families throughout the West Bank who make their annual living from the olive harvest.