Friday, July 28
Latest News
  1. Palestinian shot in head on Monday succumbs to wounds
  2. IPS releases Shirin Issawi from solitary confinement after 36 days
  3. Israel releases mother of Halamish attacker Omar al-Abed
  4. Tens of Palestinians injured as Israeli forces raid Al-Aqsa compound
  5. Israeli forces detain 17 in overnight West Bank raids
  6. Jordan: Israeli embassy staff won't return until guard is prosecuted
  7. Israeli forces reopen all gates, as thousands re-enter Al-Aqsa
  8. Tensions remain after Israeli forces remove Al-Aqsa security measures
  9. Israeli forces install iron gate at an entrance of Bethlehem-area town
  10. Amid Al-Aqsa crisis, bill against division of Jerusalem passes reading

PA official: Settlers destroy over 100 olive trees in Nablus

March 8, 2013 4:02 P.M. (Updated: March 10, 2013 11:14 A.M.)
NABLUS (Ma'an) -- Settlers uprooted over 100 olive trees south of Nablus on Friday, a Palestinian Authority official said.

Settler-monitoring official Ghassan Daghlas told Ma'an that settlers from Rechalim destroyed at least 120 olive trees in the nearby Palestinian village of As-Sawiya.

The trees belonged to Muhammad Jazi and Hamdi Jazi.

"This is the second time that settlers uproot my olive trees in the last two years," Muhammad told Ma'an.

The settlers also wrote racist slogans in Hebrew over water barrels in the village, and sprayed the word "punishment," he added.

Senior DFLP leader Qais Abdel Karim, or Abu Leila, condemned the attack.

"We need to stand by our people before they demolish all their land and plants. They don't have the right to do this and they are doing so to make villagers leave their lands," he told Ma'an.

Settler violence against Palestinians and their property is routine and rarely prosecuted by Israel's legal system.
Powered By: HTD Technologies
Ma'an News Agency
All rights reserved © 2005-2017