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Israeli settlers set fire to 250 olive trees in West Bank

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    Published on May 19, 2015
    Israeli settlers in the occupied West Bank set fire to a Palestinian olive grove, destroying up to 25

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    PROVIDED BY CNNNEXT.COM
    Published on May 19, 2015
    Israeli settlers in the occupied West Bank set fire to a Palestinian olive grove, destroying up to 250 trees.

    Local Palestinian sources say the attack occurred north of the city of al-Khalil, also known as Hebron.

    Days earlier, Israeli settlers vandalized around 80 acres of land planted with olive saplings northeast of the city.

    According to Palestinian sources, over 800-thousand olive trees have been uprooted by Israeli settlers since 19-67.

    This is while the olive industry is a main source of income for many Palestinian families.

    A new report by a human rights organization shows that Israeli settlers enjoy widespread impunity in their crimes against Palestinians.

    It says over 85 percent of Palestinian complaints are closed without further action.

  • # Israeli
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