Saturday, Aug. 29
Latest News
  1. Lebanon urged to create commission on disappearances
  2. Coalition pounds Yemen rebels, sets sights on capital
  3. French thieves posed as Gulf tourists to steal hotel safes
  4. Libya shipwreck toll rises to 111, dozens missing
  5. Turkish planes join anti-IS coalition in Syria raid for first time
  6. Canada calls for Egypt's 'immediate' return of jailed journalist
  7. Austrian tragedy suspects remanded in custody til Sept 29
  8. Chad executes 10 Boko Haram suspects by firing squad
  9. New migrant truck found in Austria, three children hospitalized
  10. Brief ceasefire between Syria regime, rebels ends
  11. Egypt court hands Al-Jazeera reporters three years in jail
  12. In first, headscarf-wearing woman named minister in Turkey
  13. French journalists charged with bid to blackmail Morocco king
  14. US Republican says Iran deal makes world 'less safe'
  15. US to Iran: Release Hekmati from 'unjust detention'
  16. Pentagon: Militant hacker killed in US air strike was recruite
  17. UN: Satellite images confirm Palmyra temple destruction
  18. UN envoy urges speedy Libya talks to curb migrant crisis
  19. Four arrested over Austria truck tragedy
  20. Turkey PM forms interim government including pro-Kurdish party

Official: Settlers destroy over 200 olive trees in Nablus

Jan. 11, 2013 11:05 A.M. (Updated: Jan. 13, 2013 10:41 A.M.)
NABLUS (Ma'an) -- Settlers destroyed over 200 olive trees in a Nablus village on Friday, an official said.

Dozens of settlers from the illegal outpost of Esh Kodesh raided the village of Qusra early Friday and uprooted at least 210 olive trees, settlement monitoring official Ghassan Daghlas told Ma'an.

The trees were owned by Gamal Abdel-Aziz, Abdul Hassan, Abdul Ahmed and Noman Abu.

The village of Qusra has been subject to several violent attacks in recent weeks by settlers from nearby outposts.

On Thursday, settlers from the Esh Kodesh outpost fired on Palestinians in the village, shooting Samer Masameer, 26, in the leg.

Last Saturday, settlers raided the village, firing live ammo into the air, and some days earlier had uprooted more than 190 olive trees. Several residents of the village were assaulted, and homes and a tractor were also damaged in the raid.

The Nablus region of the West Bank experiences a particularly high rate of settler attacks, with settlements and Palestinian villages in close proximity to one another.

Settler attacks on Palestinian communities and their property are systematic and rarely prosecuted by Israeli authorities.

All Israeli settlements are considered illegal under international law.
Powered By: HTD Technologies
Ma'an News Agency
All rights reserved © 2005-2015