Settlers Uproot 300 Olive Trees near Ramallah

22:00 Oct 9 2012 al-Mughir and Turmusaya villages

RAMALLAH, October 10, 2012 (WAFA) – Jewish settlers, late Tuesday night, uprooted around 300 olive trees in al-Mughir village, northeast of Ramallah, which is surrounded by several settlements, according to a local source.

Head of the village council Faraj al-Nasaan told WAFA that settlers from the illegal settlement of Adi Ad, built illegally on private-owned Palestinian land northeast of Ramallah, uprooted around 300 olive trees in al-Mughir and Turmusaya villages’ land located between settlements, despite prior coordination with the Israeli side to allow residents to pick their olive trees starting from October 15th.

He said the two villages have been constantly targeted by settlers’ attacks and that residents have filed more than 200 complaints to the Israeli police, however, none were investigated.

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