Settlers destroy 700 grape trees near Hebron

HEBRON, Extremist Israeli settlers late Saturday night destroyed about 700 grape trees in a Palestinian-owned orchard east of Hebron, in southern West Bank, and spray-painted racist graffiti on walls surrounding the orchard, according to the landowners.

The owners, who hail from the Tamimi family, told WAFA that extremist settlers raided their orchard and destroyed the 700 trees with an automatic saw, before they spray-painted racist and hate graffiti on the walls of the orchard.

A few days ago, Israeli settlers destroyed some 1,000 grape trees in nearby Halhoul town.

Some 600,000 Israeli settlers reside in occupied Palestinian territory in violation of international law. The international community has repeatedly called their presence and rising settler population the main impediment to potential peace in the region.

Source: Palestinian News & Info Agency