Israeli settlers uproot dozens of olive trees in Masafer Yatta area

HEBRON, Israeli settlers today evening uprooted dozens of olive trees belonging to a Palestinian resident in Masafer Yatta area, south of Hebron, according to a local official.

Coordinator for the Anti-Wall and Settlement Committee Rateb al-Jabour said settlers from the illegal Israeli settlements of Maon and Havat Ma’on uprooted around 70 olive trees belonging to local resident Hafeth al-Harini.

He said settlers harass Palestinian residents, farmers, and shepherds in the area almost on daily basis to force them to leave the area for the benefit of settlement expansion.

Settler violence against Palestinians and their property is routine in the West Bank and is rarely prosecuted by Israeli authorities.

Source: Palestinian News & Info Agency