Israeli Forces Destroy Nature Reserve, Uproot 10,000 Trees in Jordan Valley (VIDEO)

Israeli forces destroy a natural reserve in Jordan Valley. (Photo: via Social Media)

The Israeli army on Wednesday destroyed a natural reserve and uprooted at least 10,000 trees in a military campaign in the northern West Bank in a move that Palestinians termed a “crime”.

Moataz Bisharat, who is responsible for monitoring Israeli settlement activity in the Jordan Valley, told Anadolu Agency that the occupation army pushed military vehicles and dozens of soldiers into the Ainun area in Tubas city in the morning and destroyed a nature reserve built on an area of about 400 dunums (98 acres).

The occupation army “chopped down and destroyed about 10,000 forest trees and about 300 olive trees,” he said.

Trees were planted in the nature reserve eight years ago as part of the Greening Palestine project supervised by the Palestinian Ministry of Agriculture and funded by the Venezuelan consulate in Palestine.

Bisharat stressed that the occupation alleged that the destruction of the reserve came as it was classed as a military zone even though it was not more than 300 meters away from residential areas and it served as an “outlet” for residents.

In a statement, the Palestine Liberation Organization’s Colonization and Wall Resistance Commission said Israel “has formed a special unit whose mission is to wage war on the Jordan Valley.”

“A security apparatus has been formed to oversee construction and agriculture in Area C and it has undertaken to wipe out the Palestinian presence,” the statement read.

The commission described the incident as “a crime and a campaign of eliminating trees, buildings, livestock and sources of income.”

What is happening, it added, is “part of a war waged by a terrorist state [Israel] that is burning green areas.”

The Palestinian commission called for “international protection for the Palestinian presence in Area C,” calling on the international community to stop discrimination in dealing with the crimes of the Israeli occupation.

(MEMO, PC, Social Media)

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  1. “”Israeli Forces Destroy Nature Reserve, Uproot 10,000 Trees in Jordan Valley””

    truly the israelis are devils

  2. Palestinians say it was crime. It was a crime. And it was a crime in 1948 when Israel was created.

  3. It was not a crime unless an Israeli court says it was.
    what is it when there are no laws governing the actipns of poutsiders but not of ttheir own actions.
    israel is an apartheid State where only humans are of Jewish blood, no other lofe forms,aparently even trees, deserve no respect other than if they can eat, it or screw it or sell it to nonhumans.
    If not of their needs they will just piss on it so no one else can use it.
    Palestinians, in Israeli eyes, live lawless lives, have no identity in Israeli lives other thn being unclean animals and animals have not even souls.
    Even Palestinian GOD cannot exist, nor can any other religions GOD, including Christians.

  4. The Zionist barbarians are out doing the Nazis by far. It is based on racism and they have no conscience. I lived it and they are never going to change, Apartheid, occupation mass murder destruction and stealing is the norm. Unfortunately ass kissing politicians both American and Canadian reward this crime by providing a secretive tax exempt charity status and allow Jews to serve, murder in the barbaric IDF and can return without being even questioned (It is illegal) and brag about it. Why are the bastards allowed to run our country? Act before it is too late!

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