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Israeli settlers cut 25 old olive trees in Bethlehem

Bethlehem (QNN)- Israeli settlers cut 25 old olive trees in the village of Nahhalin in Bethlehem, on Saturday.

The Deputy Mayor of Nahhalin, Hani Fannoun, said that Israeli settlers cut 25 old olive trees in the Jamjoum area in southern Nahhalin. The area is adjacent to the illegal outpost of Beit Ain, which was built on private lands owned by locals in Sourif and Beit Jab’a.

Settlers also sprayed racist slogans on the rocks, threatening farmers of not entering their lands and claiming their ownership.

Fannoun stated that this is the third time this year in which trees of the Jamjoum area get cut. Israeli forces also had installed a gate on the entrance to the farms of the area, which forced farmers to use unpaved and long roads to reach their farms.

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