Settlers Set Fire to Dozens of Olive Trees near Bethlehem

BETHLEHEM, October 27, 2013 (WAFA) – Israeli settlers Sunday set fire to dozens of Palestinian-owned olive trees in the town of al-Khader, south of Bethlehem, according to a local source.

Coordinator of the committee against the Apartheid Wall, Ahmad Salah, told WAFA that a group of settlers from the Illegal Efrat settlement set fire to around 80 one-year-old olive trees  as well as cut down around 20 apricot, peach and almond trees and stole them.

He said that settlers escalated their measures against Palestinian farmers in the town by seizing land and closing off agricultural roads in an attempt to take over the land for the benefit of settlement expansion.

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