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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Israeli soldiers uproot 300 olive trees in Salfit

Wafa– Israeli soldiers Tuesday razed a large area of land and uprooted 300 olive trees in Deir Istiya, a village in Salfit north of the West Bank, according to the village mayor, Nathmi Salman.

Salman said the land belongs to Kamal Abdul-Rahman, a middle-aged Palestinian suffering from heart disease. Israeli soldiers assaulted Abdul-Rahman and prevented him from reaching his land, which necessitated bringing a doctor immediately to treat him.

Witnesses said Israeli soldiers forcefully prevented Palestinians from entering their land and declared it a closed military area, as they pulled out the olive trees and took them away.

Salman and other Palestinians called on human rights organizations to interfere and stop Israeli assaults against them and their lands and return their stolen properties.