Jewish settlers uprooted dozens of Palestinian-owned olive trees, on Wednesday, in the village of Turmusayya north of the central occupied West Bank district of Ramallah.
Locals said that Jewish settlers from the illegal settlements of Adi Ad and Amichai, which were illegally built on lands belonging to the residents of Turmusayya village, uprooted 40 olive trees.
Sources confirmed that the uprooted olive trees belonged to local Mahmoud al-Araj.
Jewish settlers constantly harass Palestinian farmers and residents in the village, in an attempt to force them out of their lands, as part of an Israeli plan to expand illegal settlements nearby.
For hundreds of Palestinian families, olive trees are the main source of income, however, when harvest season approaches, Jewish settlers target Palestinian lands and cause severe economic damages.
According to a report by Israeli NGO B’Tselem, Jewish settlers’ vandalism in the occupied West Bank is a daily routine and is fully backed by Israeli authorities.
Source: Palestine Chronicle