IMEMC – A group of extremist armed Israeli settlers uprooted on Saturday dozens of Palestinian olive trees that belong to residents of Madama village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus. Clashes were reported; soldiers fired gas bombs at the protesters leading to a number of injuries.
Armed settlers uprooted more than 45 olive trees that belong to the residents of Al Khalla and Qattan Al Soura villages, south of Madama.
The uprooted trees belong to residents Zakariyya Nassar and Mohammad Mustafa Al Qit.
Also on Saturday, settlers of the Yitzhar illegal settlement, burnt dozens of farming acres that belong to the residents of Einabous and Huwwara villages, south of Nablus.
Eyewitnesses told the Maan News Agency that the Israeli army declared the village as a “closed military zone” two days ago, in an attempt to prevent the residents and the international supporters from entering or leaving the village especially during the weekly nonviolent protest against the Wall and settlements in the area.