Israeli settlers cut down dozens of olive saplings in Haris Village

Israeli settlers of Revava today cut down and vandalized dozens of olive saplings in the village of Haris in Salfit in the occupied West Bank.

Local officials said that the trees, which vandalized by Israeli settlers for the second time this month, belong to Amjad Sultan.

Palestinians plant around 10,000 new olive trees in the West Bank each year, most of which are of oil-pro­duc­ing varieties.

However, Palestinians see the destruc­tion of their trees as a way for the occupation to erase Palestinian iden­tity and force them to cede more land to Israel.

According to United Nations mon­i­tors, more than 4,000 olive trees and other tree crops have been burned or removed by Israeli set­tlers and sol­diers since the start of 2020.

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