Settlers uproot Palestinian trees, plant them in settlement outpost

Saturday June 23, 2007 – by Amin Abu Wardeh – IMEMC

Palestinian and Israeli security sources reported on Saturday that Israeli settlers from “Ami Aad” illegal settlement outpost, near the West Bank city of Nablus, uprooted nearly 300 Palestinian Olive trees, and replanted half of them in the outpost.

Abdul-Nasser Badawi, head of the Qaryout village, south of Nablus, stated that the settlers carried their act in front of Israeli peace activists, who reported the incident.

The peace activists stated that the settlers replanted at least half of the uprooted trees in their outpost, and near their houses.

The outpost is only 2.5 Kilometers away from Shavuot Rachel illegal settlement which was constructed in 1998, and is inhibited by dozens of settler families, including Israeli settlers who immigrated from Russia and Brazil.

Badawi also said that carried a similar attack several years ago, and moved the uprooted trees to Israeli settlements.

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