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Palestine: Israelis kill more than 750 olive trees with chemicals last week & 100 dunums of Salfit land confiscated

Jewish settlers kill more than 750 olive trees with chemicals last week

NABLUS, (PIC)– The Jewish settlers used toxic chemicals to annihilate about 750 olive trees last week south of Nablus city, according to Tadamun (solidarity) society for human rights.

The society explained that the settlers sprayed this number of live trees with deadly chemicals in Awarta and Burin villages south of Nablus in order to annex more than 10,000 dunums of Palestinian land to the settlements Yitzhar and Itamar, who were established illegally on Palestinian lands.

Head of the municipal council in Awarta Sami Awad said that the farmers in the village cannot work about 12,000 dunums of their land which is partially located inside the fence of the illegal settlement of Itamar.

Awad added that the villages cannot access their land without prior coordination with the Israeli side and they are only allowed to harvest their lands during two days every year.

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IOA to confiscate 100 dunums of Salfit land

SALFIT, (PIC)– The Israeli occupation authority (IOA) informed two citizens of Salfit governorate that they should evacuate vast tracts of their land within 45 days.

Ghassan Daghlas, monitoring Israeli settlement activity north of the West Bank, said that the land is located in Burqin village, west of Salfit.

He said that the 100 dunums of land is cultivated by Palestinian farmers from the village, adding that the IOA wants to control the land.

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