RAMALLAH, (PIC)-- The Palestinian agricultural relief committee (PARC) said that Jewish settlers had burnt 2600 Palestinian olive trees in October, assessing the Palestinian farmers’ damages as a result at around 156000 dollars.
The committee said in its monthly report issued on Monday that the Palestinians lost on average 3.5 olive trees per hour in October either through incineration or destruction.
It noted that 53% of the losses were sustained in Nablus province followed by Salfit province at 24%, adding that most of the attacks were carried out by settlers with some of them committed by Israeli occupation soldiers.
PARC said that the damage covered 2440 dunums of land while pointing to the fact that 13 farmers were injured in the settlers’ attacks in the same month mostly in Nablus, and recorded 13 incidents in which farmers were denied access to their land.
PARC: Settlers burn 2600 Palestinian olive trees in October