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Official: Settlers torch trees in Nablus

May 9, 2012 3:31 P.M. (Updated: May 10, 2012 3:45 P.M.)
NABLUS (Ma'an) -- Israeli settlers on Wednesday set fire to hundreds of trees in Nablus in the northern West Bank, a Fatah official said.

Ghassan Doughlas said residents of Tappuah settlement chopped down and torched around 250 olive trees in Jammain village. The settlement is built on land belonging to the village.

Settlers also chopped down 17 trees in nearby village Burin and forced shepherds off their pastures in Aqraba and Yanun, also in Nablus, Doughlas said.

In Sabastiya, Israeli forces demolished a tin shack belonging to a local resident, the official added.

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