Palestine Information Center – March 12, 2017
NABLUS – Israeli settlers uprooted and stole 150 olive trees from Palestinian land in Nablus’s southern town of al-Sawiya on Sunday morning.
Anti-settlement activist in the northern West Bank, Gahssan Dughlas, said al-Sawiya farmers were shocked as they caught sight of the uprooted olive trees, planted over a decade ago in their land.
The Israeli occupation authorities (IOA) have been preventing the owners of the targeted land lots, located near the border fence of Rahalim illegal outpost, from reaching their lands. Only those who obtain a permit from the IOA are allowed access into their tracts.
IMEMC News & Agencies | March 9, 2017
Israeli forces have uprooted some 350 palm trees and bulldozed lands in Jericho city, Jordan Valley.
Journalist Adel AbuNemah, reported to the PNN that the land was razed and the trees were uprooted, even though it is located in area B and not C, as Israel claims.
The land is private property of farmer Mohammed Awajneh, who said that his land was among other agricultural lands razed by Israeli bulldozers without prior notice.
The trees were planted two years ago.
According to the Palestine Information Center (PIC), around 150,000 Palestinian citizens live in 542 residential communities located partially or completely within Area C, while 325,000 Israeli settlers live in the same area in 135 settlements and about 100 outposts, in violation of the international law.
70% of the lands of Area C are located within the boundaries of the local councils of the Israeli settlements; therefore, Palestinians are prohibited from using or developing them.
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