Israel to Destroy 2000 Olive Trees near Bethlehem

Ancient olive trees in Palestine. (Photo: Social Media)

Israeli occupation authorities approved the destruction of thousands of trees between the western entrance of the town of Taqou’ and the entrance of the village of al-Minya, southeast of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank, said a local activist.

Hasan Brijiyeh, a local anti-settlement, anti-wall activist, told WAFA around 2000 fully grown olive trees planted in an 80-dunums of land located along a 1600-meters long and 50-meters wide street between Taqou and al-Minya areas will be cut down by Israeli authorities.

Israeli forces have recently stepped up their arbitrary measures against the town of Taqou, including the expropriation of land, closure of main entrances, and arrest of children and youth.

(Middle East Monitor, PC, Social Media)

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13 Comments

  1. Outrageous! for the Palestinians and for the world’s climate. Every day we learn how beneficial these old-growth trees are to local and world climate!

  2. I love olives and olive oil. A few years back there was a shortage. Bastards. I guess Trump doesn’t like olives.

  3. How can I get copyright to use this beautiful picture of the olive tree in a chapter I am writing for a book on the olive tree? Please advise.

  4. Unless there is something wrong with the trees this is destructive to the environment, removing employment of workers, and just another example of Israeli occupation of land without working to a two state solution for Israel and Palestinians.

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