Monday, Oct. 23
Latest News
  1. Israeli authorities deliver demolition notices in Silwan
  2. 3 Gazans abducted while inside tunnel near Egyptian border
  3. Jerusalemite Palestinian sentenced to 16 years in prison
  4. Health condition of Palestinian shot by Israeli forces improves
  5. Families of Palestinian prisoners from Gaza visit relatives
  6. Israeli forces detain 66 Palestinians, majority teenagers, in raids
  7. Israeli forces open fire at Gaza fishermen
  8. Activists demand settlers leave Palestinian home in Hebron
  9. Israeli forces raid refugee camp, ransack homes in search of weapons
  10. Israeli forces detain Palestinian for allegedly planning attack

PA official: Settlers torch olive fields in Nablus

Sept. 11, 2013 2:00 P.M. (Updated: Sept. 12, 2013 11:27 A.M.)
NABLUS (Ma'an) -- Dozens of settlers set fire to Palestinian agricultural fields east of Nablus on Wednesday, a Palestinian Authority official said.

Ghassan Daghlas, who monitors settlement activity in the northern West Bank, told Ma'an that a mob of settlers raided agricultural fields in the villages of Azmut and Deir al-Hatab and set fire to olive groves.

Dozens of olive trees were destroyed and several acres of land torched, Daghlas said.

The settlers came down from the neighboring Elon Moreh settlement.

Settlers routinely attack Palestinians and their property in the occupied West Bank with impunity, with the Nablus district subject to a particularly high number of settler attacks.

Annual figures compiled by Israeli rights group Yesh Din have repeatedly shown that nine out of 10 police investigations about settler crimes fail to lead to a prosecution.
Powered By: HTD Technologies
Ma'an News Agency
All rights reserved © 2005-2017