Thursday, Aug. 24
Latest News
  1. Abbas, King Abdullah discuss peace process over telephone call
  2. 'Cautious calm' reported in Ain al-Hilweh refugee camp after clashes
  3. Palestinian found dead in Sweden, rumors circulate of assassination
  4. Glick performs prayers outside Al-Aqsa, as 135 Israelis enter stie
  5. Al-Aqsa school distributes textbooks outside campus after police ban
  6. Israeli forces, settlers prevent Hebron mayor from visiting schools
  7. Israel denies exit from Gaza to 2 Palestinian officials
  8. Israeli forces open fire at Palestinian fishermen in northern Gaza
  9. Palestinian detained at light rail stop for possession of a dagger
  10. Israel seizes mobile classrooms in Palestinian village

Settlers chop down Nablus olive grove on eve of harvest

Sept. 28, 2009 4:40 P.M. (Updated: Sept. 29, 2009 2:52 P.M.)
Nablus – Ma’an – Dozens of chainsaw-wielding Israeli settlers cut down more than 150 olive trees in to the northern West Bank village of Burin, south of Nablus on Monday.

The assault came a few days before Palestinian farmers throughout the country begin harvesting their olives.

According to Ghassan Daghlas, the Palestinian official in charge of monitoring settlement activity in the northern West Bank, dozens of Israelis from the settlement Yitzhar raided fields in the area of Khallat Siwar between the villages of Huwwara and Burin and cut down more than 150 olive trees using chainsaws.

Daghlas labeled the settlers’ attack as “criminal act” calling on human right groups to take action to stop Israeli settlers’ assaults against the Palestinians and their property.
Powered By: HTD Technologies
Ma'an News Agency
All rights reserved © 2005-2017