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Settlers attack olive harvest near Nablus
Published Sunday 20/10/2013 (updated) 22/10/2013 15:29
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Settler attacks on Palestinians peak during the olive harvest,
reports show (Maanimages/file)
NABLUS (Ma'an) -- Settlers on Sunday attacked a group of Palestinians and international volunteers harvesting olives in the Nablus village of Burin, a Palestinian Authority official said.

Ghassan Daghlas, who monitors settlement activity in the northern West Bank, told Ma'an that settlers from the notorious Yizhar settlement raided the neighboring Palestinian village of Burin and attacked the group with iron rods.

Nemr Issa al-Tirawi, 29, and his brother Qusai, 27, were lightly injured in the attack together with two international volunteers from the Israeli rights group Yesh Din.

According to a 2012 report on Israeli settler violence released by the Palestine Center, a Washington-based nonprofit, every year the olive harvest period sees the highest peak in attacks on Palestinian civilians and property.

In 2012, there were 353 incidents of settler violence against Palestinians in the occupied West Bank, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

Over 7,500 olive trees were damaged or destroyed by settlers between January and mid-October in 2012, according to OCHA.
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1 ) Malone / Hfx
20/10/2013 20:36
This is getting ridiculous...even the naive bleeding heart lefties won't believe this blatantly negative propaganda...according to these(unconfirmed) reports,there shouldn't be one(1) single olive left in Judea Samaria...overkill much??

2 ) Amy / USA
20/10/2013 22:01
I know this family. So much violence from the Yitzhar settlement. :(

3 ) gabi / australia
21/10/2013 03:34
# 1 - get with it. International Law says it's not "Judea Samaria" it's the occupied West Bank. And no overkill at all - but that is what those bloody criminal settlers are trying to do. If you had any knowledge of Palestine before it was stolen, you would know the olive production was enormous (and, please, none of this "we made the desert bloom" BS because that's just what it is - BS. it always bloomed until it was stolen and farmers prevented from working their farms). Read a bit more.

4 ) Palestinian / Palestine
21/10/2013 09:06
Most westerns, specially European Regimes, start shouting and condemning Arabs for throwing one plastic bag in nature but only few of them talk about uprooting millions olive trees in land of Palestine by any Jewish settler !!! it's "antisemitic" to condemn Israelis!!! isn't?

5 ) Colin Wright / USA
21/10/2013 10:13
To Malone #1: 'This is getting ridiculous...even the naive bleeding heart lefties won't believe this blatantly negative propaganda...according to these(unconfirmed) reports,there shouldn't be one(1) single olive left in Judea Samaria...overkill much??' Maybe you're just having a hard time loving the true Israel? You need to CELEBRATE this, not deny it.

6 ) Tony / Brazil
22/10/2013 06:13
@#5 Colin, Mr Malone is still celebrating the mass exodus of Jews from Europe. Don't let this racist bastard fool you into thinking he loves Jews. He loves them when they are far off.
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