Settlement’s Waste Water Destroys Olive Trees

12:00 Nov 20 2011 Deir Estia,near Salfit

SALFIT, November 20, 2011 (WAFA) – Waste water from Revava settlement, which is established on the land of Deir Estia, near Salfit in the northern West Bank, completely destroyed 20 olive trees and flooded another 100 trees in Palestinian land around the settlement, Sunday said a local official.

Nazmi Salman, mayor of Deir Estia, said the waste water is threatening hundreds of dunums (1 dunum=1000 square meters) of land planted with olive trees in the western valley area to the west of the town, adding that farmers couldn’t harvest the 100 olive trees that were flooded.

He said the municipality filed several complaints to stop the settlers’ assaults against the land but to no avail.

Dawoud Fares, owner of the damaged trees, was repeatedly assaulted by settlers before, including a physical attack and the arson of almost 300 olive plants in his land, added Salman.

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