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Settlers 'burn olive trees' near Ramallah

Oct. 15, 2011 10:10 A.M. (Updated: Oct. 15, 2011 10:11 A.M.)
RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- Israelis from a settlement outpost in the central West Bank set fire to dozens of dunams of olives tree forest belonging to farmers in Ras Karkar village on Friday evening, locals told Ma'an.

Residents of Nira outpost burned down over 120 olive trees in the Ramallah-district village, on land owned by Adnan Fkhida, Naman Nofal and Hafeth Shaban, a Ma'an correspondent said.

Israeli forces blocked farmers and firemen from approaching to control the fire, he added.

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