Settlers uprooted and vandalized 20 perennial olive trees, owned by brothers Rajeh and Reda Atyani, in the village of Yasouf, east of Salfit.
Rajeh, reported that he went to their land near the “Rahalim” settlement established on the citizens’ lands, and found that the settlers uprooted and vandalized about 20 perennial olive trees, the age of which ranges from 38 years.
He added that the area of the land is estimated at 6 acres, as it was reclaimed and planted with olive trees. The settlers uprooted dozens of olive trees from there during the past year, and today they returned again for the same attack, bringing the total number of trees uprooted to about 110 olive trees.
Atyani indicated that the settler gangs‘ attacks did not stop there, but rather they stole the trees that they uprooted, leaving only one olive tree planted on the land.
In turn, the governor of Salfit, Maj. Gen. Dr. Abdullah Kamil, confirmed that the aggressive practices of the extremist settlers will only increase the people will of sticking to their land and proceeding with its reclamation and cultivation. He called for the unity of the people and the concerted efforts of all the competent institutions to block the road to the plans of the occupation and the herd’s of settlers.
The governor stressed the need to expedite the formation and deployment of guard and protection committees in the towns of the governorate, especially in areas close to settlements.