Israeli bulldozers on Friday uprooted dozens of fruitful trees in the town of Beit Ummar, north of Hebron (Al-Khalil), the official Palestinian news agency WAFA reported.
Mohammad Awad, a media activist, told WAFA that Israeli forces used a bulldozer to raze a five-donum plot of land planted with over 130 trees belonging to the Ba‘ran and Sabarna families to make room for the expansion of the nearby illegal settlement of Karmei Tzur.
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— Middle East Monitor (@MiddleEastMnt) November 10, 2021
There are over 600,000 Israeli settlers living in illegal Jewish settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem in violation of international law.
The number of settlers has almost tripled since the Oslo Accords of 1993, when settlers’ number estimated 252,000. Illegal colonial settlements have leapt from 144 to 515 in that time.
— The Palestine Chronicle (@PalestineChron) November 12, 2021
Israel’s nation-state law that passed last July stated that building and strengthening settlements as a “national interest.”
(WAFA, PC, Social Media)