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Christian Peacemaker Teams: Settlers torch Palestinian olive grove

Ma’an – 29/05/2011

HEBRON — Israeli settlers set fire to an olive grove belonging to a Palestinian family near Hebron on Friday, an international monitoring group reported.

The fire damaged 16 trees belonging to the Abu Haikel family in Tel Rumeida, Christian Peacemaker Teams said, adding that some of the trees affected were over 1,000 years old.

Palestinian firefighters arrived to put out the blaze, but Israeli soldiers confiscated their hoses and gave them old equipment to use, CPT said.

Volunteers with the US organization said they asked soldiers to return the equipment but the troops did not respond.

Asked if the trees would produce olives again, Abu Haikel’s son told CPT: “No, they’ve burned them for the last seven years.”

May 29, 2011 - Posted by | Ethnic Cleansing, Racism, Zionism, Subjugation - Torture

2 Comments »

  1. They don’t even show compassion to a defenseless living tree how low can this human garbage be?

    Comment by B.Benhamid | May 29, 2011 | Reply

  2. To all things there is a season… how you treat others will ALWAYS be returned. And these are supposed to be “god’s chosen people”? That is a god and religion I want nothing to do with. I think I’ve seen more compassion displayed by crack addicts living on the street.

    Comment by brightsorcerer | May 30, 2011 | Reply


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