Israel uproots 135 olive trees in West Bank

Jerusalem (IINA) � Israeli bulldozers uprooted 135 olive trees on Monday morning and removed stone-chains in Wadi Qana area, northwest of the West Bank governorate of Salfit.

Palestinian sources said that the occupation army, accompanied by officials from the so-called Civil Administration and Nature Protection Authority, backed with a military bulldozer, stormed Wadi Qana and blocked the road leading to the area with a dirt barrier.

The sources added that the Israeli occupation forces razed and uprooted 135 fully grown olive trees owned by a number of Palestinian farmers. The uprooted trees were confiscated and the road was reopened.

It is to be noted that this is not the first time Israeli has uprooted olive trees in the Wadi Qana. In recent years, more than 2,000 olive trees have been uprooted and a project for rehabilitation of irrigation systems has been destroyed.

Source: International Islamic News Agency