RAMALLAH, (PIC)-- Jewish settlers set Palestinian olive trees on fire in Nabi Saleh village north of Ramallah on Tuesday evening, local sources said on Wednesday.
The information bureau at the village said in a statement that the settlers exploited the Palestinian farmers’ preoccupation with Iftar (break fasting) and attacked the olive fields.
It said that the settlers also uprooted and damaged a lot of other trees in the fields under the very eyes of the Israeli occupation soldiers who did not move to stop them.
The statement underlined that villagers rushed to protect their fields and the settlers fled the area.
The bureau asked the international organizations concerned to provide protection for the Palestinian people and their property and to bring Israel to account for such crimes.