Settlers destroy 50 olive trees near Hebron, locals say
Published Sunday 24/02/2013 (updated) 26/02/2013 11:53
A boy inspects olive trees destroyed by settlers in Nablus.(MaanImgaes/file)
HEBRON (Ma'an) -- Settlers uprooted over 50 olive trees in the Hebron village of Beit Awwa on Sunday, locals said.
Khalid Muhammad al-Suiati told Ma'an that his father found at least 50 olive trees uprooted and a number of grapevines damaged after arriving to work on his land early Sunday.
The trees were planted 35 years ago, al-Suiati added.
Settler attacks on Palestinians and their property are routine in the West Bank and rarely prosecuted by Israeli authorities.