Israel to Destroy 2000 Olive Trees near Bethlehem

14-07-2019 palestinechronicle.com 4 min #159153
Ancient olive trees in Palestine. (Photo: Social Media)

Israeli occupation authorities approved the destruction of thousands of trees between the western entrance of the town of Taqou' and the entrance of the village of al-Minya, southeast of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank, said a local activist.

War on nature: How Zionist colonialism has destroyed the environment in Palestine
War on nature: How Zionist colonialism has destroyed the environment in Palestine
The latest casualties in the war on the environment in Palestine were 450 olive trees destroyed last week by Israeli army bulldozers. The destruction of the Palestinian-owned trees took place in the villages of
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Hasan Brijiyeh, a local anti-settlement, anti-wall activist, told WAFA around 2000 fully grown olive trees planted in an 80-dunums of land located along a 1600-meters long and 50-meters wide street between Taqou and al-Minya areas will be cut down by Israeli authorities.

Israeli forces have recently stepped up their arbitrary measures against the town of Taqou, including the expropriation of land, closure of main entrances, and arrest of children and youth.

(Middle East Monitor, PC, Social Media)

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