Tuesday, June 25
Latest News
  1. Palestinian goverment: 26 million in development of ministries
  2. Rudeineh: Washington us unable to achieve anything by itself
  3. US: “No plan for unilateral annexation by Israel of the West Bank"
  4. Cluster of incendiary balloons land in southern Israel
  5. Palestinian FM condemns Germany's vote to define BDS as 'anti-Semitic'
  6. Israeli forces forcibly evict Muslim worshipers from Al-Aqsa
  7. Israeli forces detain 14-year-old Palestinian near Ramallah
  8. Erekat: Deviation from peace terms of reference doomed to fail
  9. Iceland's Hatari shocks Eurovision with Palestinian flags
  10. UNRWA: 4 Palestinian children killed in attack on Syria refugee camp

Israeli settlers uproot 350 grape vines south of Bethlehem

April 5, 2014 3:23 P.M. (Updated: April 7, 2014 10:13 A.M.)
BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli settlers on Saturday uprooted 350 grape vines in the village of al-Khadr south of Bethlehem, a local popular committee spokesman said.

Ahmad Salah said settlers destroyed 200 vines that were four years old and another 150 that were planted only two months earlier.

The settlers also stole metal stakes used to support the vines, Salah said.

On Friday, settlers destroyed over 300 newly planted grape vines in the same village.

In 2013, there were 399 incidents of settler violence against Palestinians and their property in the occupied West Bank, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

Over 90 percent of investigations into settler violence by Israeli police fail to lead to an indictment.

More than 500,000 Israeli settlers live in settlements across the West Bank and East Jerusalem, in contravention of international law.
Powered By: HTD Technologies
Ma'an News Agency
All rights reserved © 2005-2015