Israeli settlers destroy Palestinian-owned olive trees in Nablus/ PHOTO

This month, up to 270 Palestinian-owned olive trees were damaged by Israeli settlers in the West Bank, according to UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)

Israeli settlers destroy Palestinian-owned olive trees in Nablus/ PHOTO

World Bulletin/News Desk

Israeli settlers uprooted 100 olive trees on Saturday in the Qayrot village in the West Bank town of Nablus.

"The settlers attacked the village's land under the protection of Israeli soldiers and uprooted our trees with bulldozers and saws," Mohamed Ibrahim, who lost 20 olive trees, told Anadolu Agency.

Olive trees are the subject of repeated attacks by Israeli settlers in the occupied West Bank.

This month, up to 270 Palestinian-owned olive trees were damaged by Israeli settlers in the West Bank, according to UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

"These attacks are part of the policy of the occupation to expel Palestinian farmers from their lands," Ghassan Daghlas, who monitors settlements in north of the West Bank, told AA.

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