(BNA) Israeli settlers fell tens of olive trees from Palestinian farmlands at Qariot village in the south of Naples [that's Nablus; Arabs do not preonounce 'b' well] at dawn today. The official in charge of settlements' dossier in the north of the West Bank, Ghassan Douglass, said in a statement quoted by the Palestinian News Agency (WAFA) that Israeli settlers had fell down about 120 olive trees from vineyards in Qariot village. He added that the settlers might have come from a nearby village or another settlement. Israeli settlers have implemented daily assaults against Palestinian peasants in the provinces of the West Bank especially in the southern outskirts of Naples and escalated such attacks during the first days of olive crop harvesting season.In another report
Ghassan Douglas, in charge of settlements file at the Palestinian Authority in the northern part of the West Bank, said that settlers...are attacking Palestinians throughout the West Bank almost on daily basis, which increased during the current olive picking season, especially in Southern Nablus.
A group of settlers attacked Palestinian farmers in the Ramallah town of Beitillu on Sunday, burning dozens of olive trees, witnesses said. Locals told official news agency Wafa that settlers from nearby Nehaliel settlement attacked the farmers while they were picking olives and set fire to dozens of trees.And before that:
Israeli settlers on Friday destroyed 100 newly-planted olive saplings and at least 60 vine trees on private Palestinian land in Al-Khader village near Bethlehem. The coordinator of the local anti-wall committee, Ahmad Salah, said he noticed the vandalism while he was on a regular tour monitoring the town’s fields on Friday.And there's also this:
JNF olive orchard vandalized, nationalistic motives suspected Sixty-five ancient olive trees, located in a field near the village of Kafr Kara in Wadi Ara, were irreversibly damaged Saturday night by anonymous perpetrators • Defense official: "This is their gift for our Sukkot holiday."I will not be keeping a daily or weekly count. The festival is upon us. Just don't take their claims without proof - pictures, for example, verifiable knowledge. October 10 -, it's now another 300!
Palestinian sources reported Wednesday that several extremist Israeli settlers uprooted around 300 olive trees that belong to residents of Al-Mogheer village, east of the central West Bank city of Ramallah.