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Israeli settlers uproot 350 grape vines south of Bethlehem
Published Saturday 05/04/2014 (updated) 07/04/2014 10:13
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BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli settlers on Saturday uprooted 350 grape vines in the village of al-Khadr south of Bethlehem, a local popular committee spokesman said.

Ahmad Salah said settlers destroyed 200 vines that were four years old and another 150 that were planted only two months earlier.

The settlers also stole metal stakes used to support the vines, Salah said.

On Friday, settlers destroyed over 300 newly planted grape vines in the same village.

In 2013, there were 399 incidents of settler violence against Palestinians and their property in the occupied West Bank, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

Over 90 percent of investigations into settler violence by Israeli police fail to lead to an indictment.

More than 500,000 Israeli settlers live in settlements across the West Bank and East Jerusalem, in contravention of international law.
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1 ) Rami / Palestine
06/04/2014 11:29
The Israeli settlers were fighting a war against terrorism b/c these were the "Grapes of Wraith."

2 ) dan / USA
07/04/2014 05:48
I had read that most never get any real investigation and almost no convictions. The more I read about the Israelis they come across as a cruel and callous bunch - except for those who have a heart and work with Palestinians. Taking away their living and food out of the mouths of children and families - ugh!

3 ) Gitana / new zealand australia
07/04/2014 10:48
We encourage as many people as we can to join the BDS against settlement, occupation, appartheid and violent destruction of Palestinian lands and crops, and we can only hope that our own countries leaders begin to have the balls to tell all of the worlds citizens that Zionism is more than equal to Nazism. It endangers the entire world.

4 ) Lonely Rico / Canada
07/04/2014 17:30
So this is how "A LIGHT UNTO THE NATIONS" plays out - theft, destruction, hate, murder. The world's governments have been unwilling/unable to rein in this pestilence. So BDS - the citizens of the world condemn the ugly violence meted out daily to the Palestinians.
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