Jewish Settlers Chop down 550 Trees near Ramallah

West Bank villages face regular violations by Jewish settlers. (Photo: via Social Media)

Jewish settlers chopped down some 550 trees in Palestinian agricultural lands in the Deir Jarir village northeast of the central occupied West Bank city of Ramallah, on Tuesday.

Landowner Abed al-Dayim Ajaj reported that Israeli settlers chopped down 150 almond trees and 400 grape vines from his land.

Ajaj pointed out that the trees are more than five years old.

Jewish settlers also spray painted racist anti-Arab slogans on a water tank in Ajaj’s land.

Walid Assaf, head of the National Committee to Resist the Wall and Settlements, condemned Israeli violations against Palestinian farmers, saying that the Deir Jarir village faces regular violations by Jewish settlers from the Kokhav HaShahar.

More than 600,000 Israelis live in Jewish-only settlements across occupied East Jerusalem and the West Bank in violation of international law, with recent announcements of settlement expansion provoking condemnation from the international community.

The Israeli human rights group B’Tselem reported that Jewish settlers’ vandalism in the occupied West Bank is a daily routine and is fully backed by Israeli authorities.

(Ma’an, PC, Social Media)

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