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Israeli Army Uproots Over 230 Olive Trees Near Bethlehem

author Wednesday February 23, 2011 00:26author by David Steele - IMEMC & Agencies Report post

The Palestine News Network reports that the Israeli army uprooted over 230 olive trees near Bethlehem.

File - Olive trees destroyed and uprooted by the army - Active Stills
File - Olive trees destroyed and uprooted by the army - Active Stills

The trees were uprooted and confiscated by the army, who used bulldozers amongst other equipment.

The land was cleared in the village of Jub'a, which is located to the south of Bethlehem.

The land belongs to the Abu Latifeh family. According to the PNN, trucks took the trees to an unknown location.

Some 40 trees have also been removed from the village of Mishmas, it is alleged. Olive trees are regularly damaged or uprooted across the West Bank.

Extremist settlers oftern vandalize and destroy Palestinian farmland, although trees are also often uprooted by the Israeli army.

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