FILE: A Palestinian woman walks next to sewage water flowing from Israeli settlements in the West Bank village of Kafr Thulth, near Qalqilya, December 2012. Ahmad Al-Bazz / ActiveStills

Israelis flood sewage into Palestinian olive groves

Israeli settler violence against Palestinians and their property is a routine occurrence in the occupied West Bank, and most acts of vandalism and attacks by settlers often go unpunished by the Israeli authorities.

The Palestine Project
Oct 27 · 2 min read

NABLUS, October 27, 2019 (WAFA) — Illegal Israeli settlers last night flooded sewage into groves belonging to Palestinian farmers near the village of Deir al-Hatab, to the east of Nablus in the occupied West Bank, local sources said.

Ghassan Daghlas, who monitors settlement activities in the area, told WAFA that farmers from Deir al-Hatab were shocked to find that their groves were flooded with sewage by settlers from the nearby illegal settlement of Elon More.

The settlement is notorious for its hardline Jewish settler community, who in the past years carried out acts of vandalism of Palestinian property.

Settler violence against Palestinians and their property is a routine occurrence in the occupied West Bank, and most acts of vandalism and attacks by settlers often go unpunished by the Israeli occupation forces.

Meanwhile, Israeli settlers attacked today a Palestinian family with stones as they were picking olives in their own land near the village of Rujib, to the east of Nablus City in the occupied West Bank, according to local sources.

They told WAFA that settlers from the nearby illegal settlement of Itamar hurled a barrage of stones at a Palestinian family while harvesting olive trees in their land . There were no reports of injuries though.

Earlier today, settlers from the same illegal settlement of Itamar stole the olive harvest and chopped off some of the trees belong to Palestinian farmers near the village of Awarta, to the southwest of Nablus City.

Over the past four weeks, the West Bank witnessed a wave of settler attacks and as Palestinian farmers began the year’s olive harvest. Attacks were mainly in the vicinity of the illegal Israeli settlements in the West Bank districts of Nablus, Salfit and Bethlehem.

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