Israeli Settlers Continue Assault in Nablus Villages

Illegal settlers regularly set fire to Palestinian lands, destroying crops and olive trees. (Photo: MEMO)

As the olive harvest season begins, Jewish settlers have continued to assault Palestinian farmers in the southern villages of the occupied Nablus, north Jerusalem.

The anti-settlement activist, Bashar Al-Qaryouti, told Quds Press that a group of Israeli settlers from the illegal settlements of Shiloh and Elite attacked many Palestinian farmers from in the occupied village of Qaryut while they were harvesting olive crops on their lands.

“The Jewish settlers attempted to assault the Palestinian farmers while they were working in their land near to two Israeli settlements located in Qaryut village,” Al-Qaryouti added.

Settlers have been escalating violations against the Palestinian farmers, by burning their lands and trees, they also built makeshift barricades in the roads with rocks and dirt.

“The Israeli violations have caused the farmers major losses forcing them to leave their lands,” Al-Qaryouti stressed.

The number of olive trees in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip amounts to 8.5 million trees, according to the Palestinian agriculture ministry. Revenues from the olive harvest represent one percent of Palestine’s national income.

(MEMO, PC, Social Media)

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