Wednesday, 27 October 2010
Talmud At Work: Israel level two homes in LodI, detains six in Ras Al-Amud, Settler Sewage Ruins Palestinian Olive Grove
Jewish settlers destroy 200 olive trees in Nablus
[ 26/10/2010 - 04:32 PM ]
NABLUS, (PIC)-- Citizens in Deir Al-Hatab village, Nablus district, were stunned at the sight of 200 of their olive trees damaged in the fields after Jewish settlers poured sewage water from the nearby Allon Moreh settlement into their land.
The citizens said on Tuesday that the settlers usually discharge polluted water from factories of canned meat and spices into their land, which had already destroyed 500 dunums of their cultivated land lots.
They said that the Israeli occupation authority had told them a long time ago that no more sewage water would be allowed to flow into their land but the contrary was happening. They charged the settlers with intentionally planning such aggressive acts to drive the citizens out of their land and annex them to the settlement.
Abdel Karim Hussein said the army does not allow villagers regular access to their trees for "security reasons" and it was the first time they had visited the grove since last year.
"They were allowed to go to their fields this morning and when they arrived, the farmer could hardly see his land - it was flooded with sewage and chemicals," he said.
"More than 2,000 of the trees have died and they cannot pick from the rest."
Since the start of the olive harvest this month, there have been scores of Palestinian complaints about settlers cutting down trees, stealing olives or preventing farmers from harvesting their crops, human rights groups and police say.
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