Palestinian Farmers’ Olives Stolen by Jewish Settlers

Nablus, MINA – Several Jewish settlers attacked Palestinian farmers as they were working on their own land near Deir Sharaf Village, west of the City of Nablus on Sunday, September 29.

Ghassan Daghlas, who monitors settlement activities in the area, told Palestinian news agency (Wafa) a group of Jewish settlers chased Palestinian farmers, while they were working on their land in preparation for the annual olive harvest.

The Jewish settlers tried to force Palestinian farmers to leave their land. Daghlas said another Jewish settler group later broke into the farm and stole many olives that were not yet ripe before they left.

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The violence by Jewish settlers against Palestinians and their property is a routine event in the occupied West Bank. The culprit is rarely punished by Israeli authorities.

The violence included the burning of mosques and Palestinian property, stoning, removal of plants, and olive trees. More than 600,000 Jews live in special Jewish settlements throughout East Jerusalem and the West Bank. (T/Sj/P2)

Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)