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Colonial Israeli settlers chop over 60 old olive trees in Salfit

Salfit (The Inside Palestine)- Israeli settlers on Wednesday uprooted over 60 old olive trees from a Palestinian-owned land, in Kafr al-Dik village, west of Salfit city.

Local residents said settlers uprooted nearly 60 olive trees, aged a hundred years, from a Palestinian land in the Kafr al-Dik.

The colonial settlers came from the illegal settlement of Brukhin.

Olives are Palestine’s most important crop, as they export their oil around the globe.

Thousands of farming families consider the annual harvest as a crucial source of income.

However, in Salfit, ‘Israel’ continues to confiscate more lands in order to expand the Ari’el settlement and build dozens of new settlement units.

‘Israel’ also seized more than 5,000 dunums in order to enlarge the Ari’el settlement.

There are 18 Palestinian communities in Salfit. However, there are 24 Israeli settlements between residential and industrial areas.

Ari’el is one of the largest settlements in the West Bank built on thousands of dunums of Palestinians’ lands.

There are nearly 700,000 Israeli settlers living in 256 illegal settlements across the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem.

Israeli settlements are illegal under international law.

Source: Quds News Network

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