[News] Israeli settlers steal Palestinian olive harvest in Nablus area
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Israeli settlers steal Palestinian olive harvest in Nablus area
Nov. 1, 2017 - http://www.maannews.com/Content.aspx?id=779421
NABLUS (Ma'an) -- Israeli settlers reportedly stole the harvest of
hundreds of Palestinian olive trees in the northern occupied West Bank,
local sources told Ma’an on Wednesday.
Ghassan Daghlas, an official who monitors settlement activity in the
northern West Bank, told Ma’an that Israeli settlers stole olives off
280 trees on Palestinian lands near the illegal Israeli settlement of
Daghlas said that the lands belonged to Salim Daoud Abu Safat (45
trees), Sabri Hamad Abu Safat (70 trees), Abd al-Jabbar Amin Mustafa (60
trees), Fahmi Marie (50 trees) and Bashir Salim (55 trees).
Several reports <http://www.maannews.com/Content.aspx?id=779402>of
Israeli settlers stealing olive pickings from Palestinian lands have
emerged since the beginning of the harvest season, with NGO Rabbis for
Human Rights reporting on a “massive wave” of thefts, which they
described as “hate crimes.”
The Palestinian government has no jurisdiction over Israelis in the West
Bank, and acts carried out by Israeli settlers often occur in the
presence of Israeli military forces who rarely act to protect
The majority of settler thefts committed against Palestinians are met
with impunity, with Israelis rarely facing consequences for such thefts.
Only 1.9 percent of complaints submitted by Palestinians against Israeli
settler attacks or theft result in a conviction, while 95.6 percent of
investigations of damage to olive trees are closed due to failures of
Israeli police, according to the Israeli human rights group Yesh Din.
Yesh Din, along with Israeli rights group B’Tselem, have previously
condemned Israeli authorities for failing to protect Palestinians from
settlers violence <http://www.maannews.com/Content.aspx?id=528317> or
investigate attacks, particularly during olive harvest season, when
incidents of attacks on harvesters and their olive groves have been a
near daily occurrence in past years.
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