Israeli army uproots 500 olive trees north-west of Hebron

Uprooted olive trees [file photo]

Uprooted olive trees [file photo]

Palestinian sources said that Israeli army bulldozers on Thursday uprooted 500 olive trees in the town of Kharas, north-west of Hebron city in the West Bank.

Kharas’ mayor, Abdel Fattah Kudeimat said the Israeli army bulldozed an area of 20 dunums (4.9 acres) of farmland in the Khalit Al- Abyda area, west of the town, and uprooted 500 olive trees belonging to the town’s Palestinian farmers.

Kudeimat told Quds Press that the army also bulldozed retaining walls and stone chains used as part of a project to rehabilitate razed lands.

He pointed out that the Israeli army carried out its aggression under the pretext that the land was located in Area C, which is 300 meters from the Apartheid Wall.

The western part of Kharas town has witnessed frequent Israeli attacks including confiscation and razing. In 2016, the army razed 300 acres of land and uprooted hundreds of olive trees before confiscating the land.

(Source / 27.01.2017)

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