Sunday, 14 October 2012

Zionist Settlers Set Ablaze Palestinian Olive Grove

Local Editor

For the second time in days, Zionist settlers attacked Palestinian olive grove which is considered a vital source of revenue for Palestinian farmers.Palestinian olive grove set ablaze
Extremist settlers torched dozens of olive trees were set ablaze in a Palestinian village early on Saturday.

Residents of Qaryut village, 15 kilometers south of the West Bank city of Nablus, said that the fires had been set at several different spots simultaneously and security officials said the evidence pointed to an arson attack by residents of the settlement of Eli.

Seventy of the village's olive trees were cut down in the early hours of Wednesday, the first day of the olive harvest, a period when Zionist settlers have in the past raided Palestinian farmers and their crops.

Figures released last year by the international aid group Oxfam indicated there are approximately 9.5 million olive trees in the West Bank.

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