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Food security: Army, settlers destroy land in Salfit, Hebron
Settlers from Bat Ayn on Mt. Hebron chopped down 15 olive trees on Monday/Photo: Peace Now
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The Israeli military leveled lands in Kfar a-Dik, a Palestinian village in the Salfit district of the central West Bank, locals reported. On Monday settlers chopped down olive trees north of Beit Ummar, in the Hebron district.

According to Khalid Maali, a local researcher in the central West Bank , an Israeli court had approved confiscation of 3,000 dunams of land. The bulldozers, however, leveled an area of more than 10,000 dunams (2,500 acres).

Israeli settlers chopped down 15 olive trees in the Abu Ar-Rish valley to the north of Beit Ummar on Monday .

Mohammad ‘Ayyad, a spokesperson for the local popular committee against settlements, said the damage was carried out by settlers from the nearby Bat Ayn.

Although an Israeli court ruled that the Palestinian owner of this land install a barbed wire fence around his approximately 80 dunam area to protect it against settler attacks, Israeli forces have obstructed the implementation of this ruling, allowing settlers to continue their attacks unabated.

Source: AIC

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