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Colonial settlers assault West Bank’s Palestinians

West Bank (The Inside Palestine)- Hordes of extremist Jewish settlers launched attacks on Palestinian citizens and their property in different areas of the West Bank on Saturday.

In Bethlehem, a group of settlers under military protection prevented local farmers from planting olive saplings on their own land in Rakhma area in the east of the city.

Local sources said that settlers prevented farmers from the family of ash-Sha’er from working their land and planting it with olive saplings, expelled them and threatened to assault them if they came again.

They added that the incident happened under soldiers’ nose.

In another incident, about 80 olives trees were either chopped off or uprooted by a gang of settlers in groves belonging to Palestinian citizens in Yasuf village, east of Salfit.

Other settlers also wreaked havoc on over 50 olive trees in the east of Surif town, northwest of al-Khalil, and assaulted local farmers after they intervened to save the trees.

Source: The Palestinian Information Center

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