Jewish settlers burn Palestinian crops in occupied West Bank

A Palestinian woman is seen helping Palestinian farmers picking olives during the harvest season in the city of Nablus, West Bank on October 11, 2009. [Photo by Nedal Shtieh]

A Palestinian woman is seen helping Palestinian farmers picking olives during the harvest season in the city of Nablus, West Bank on October 11, 2009

Extremist Jewish settlers burned Palestinian crops on Friday in the north of the occupied West Bank, Anadolu has reported. The arson attack took place in Asira to the south of Nablus.

According to the Director of field operations for an Israeli rights groups, Zakaria Al-Saddah, fruit trees and ripe crops were destroyed in the attack. In the wake of the arson, he explained, clashes erupted between Palestinian youths and the Israeli occupation forces, which stepped in to protect the illegal settlers. No casualties were reported.

Such attacks by Jewish extremists against the Palestinians and their properties occur almost every day across the occupied Palestinian territories.

There are about 40,000 Jewish settlers living in 39 Israeli settlements around Nablus. All of Israel’s settlements are illegal under international law, a fact reaffirmed by a UN Security Council resolution last December.

(Source / 10.06.2017)

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