Nablus, 25 Shawwal 1436/10 August 2015 (MINA) – Jewish settlers burned hundreds of dunums of pastoral lands in different locations to the south of Nablus city on Sunday evening.

The activist Zakariya Al-Siddeh said that settlers of Arosah settlement set fire to 15 dunums of pastoral lands in a district to the east of Borin town, The Palestinian Information Center quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA) as reporting.

Palestinians along with civil defense vehicles hastened to extinguish the fire but settlers hindered the process leading to the spread of fire to the adjacent areas.

Eyewitnesses revealed that the fire spread very quickly and caught hundreds of dunums in the two nearby towns called Iraq Borin and Enabous.

Groups of settlers were deployed over mountains’ tops under protection of Israeli forces and tried to prevent civil defense cars from reaching fire locations.

Meanwhile, clashes erupted between Palestinian citizens and Israeli soldiers who protected settlers and fired rubber bullets and tear gas at the civilians. A number of youths suffered suffocation and received treatment in the field.(T/P008/RO6) .

Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)

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