PA official: Israeli settlers uproot olive trees in Nablus
Published Tuesday 12/03/2013 (updated) 13/03/2013 21:47
NABLUS (Ma'an) -- Israeli settlers on Tuesday uprooted over 100 olive trees in a village south of Nablus, a Palestinian Authority official said.
Ghassan Daghlas, who monitors settlement activity in the northern West Bank, said residents of Rechalim settlement destroyed around 121 trees in Qaryut village.
Daghlas told Ma'an that settlers had stepped up attacks on Palestinians and their property ahead of the upcoming visit of US President Barack Obama.