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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Israeli Settlers Destroy 55 Olive Trees South of Palestinian town of Hebron

HEBRON, (WAFA) – Israeli settlers from Shim, a settlement near Hebron, destroyed 55 fruitful olive trees and wrote several threatening slogans to Palestinian residents, according to security sources.

Sources said that settlers attacked an area located between two agricultural valleys in the town, destroying 55 fruitful olive trees and writing threatening slogans to Palestinians such as ‘you will pay the price’.

These acts of vandalism are seen as retaliation for an incident that occurred earlier in the week near the Palestinian town of Halhul.(Haaretz)

This is the third Israeli attack on the town in less than two years.