Settlers Cut Down Palestinian-Owned Trees near Hebron

Olive tree

HEBRON, August 28, 2014 (WAFA) – Israeli settlers Thursday cut down around 30 Palestinian-owned trees in an area to the north of the town of Beit Ummar, north of Hebron, according to a local media source.

The town’s media spokesperson of the popular committee against settlement activities, Mohammad Ayyad, told WAFA the settlers, from the illegal Israeli settlement of ‘Beit Ein, cut down around 30 olive, peach and vine trees belonging to Hammad Islibi.

He said that settlers have been targeting Islibi’s land; settlers have cut down around 300 trees over the past five years.

Islibi’s family succeeded in obtaining a court ruling allowing them to put up a barbered wire fence between his land and nearby, illegally seized, settlement land, to insure non-recurrence of reprisal actions by settlers, however, the court ruling was not implemented; Israeli forces continued to allow settlers’ violations, while doing nothing to stop them, stressed Ayyad.


Source: WAFA