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Israeli settlers flood sewage into farming lands near Hebron

HEBRON, Sunday, April 5, 2020,  Illegal Jewish settlers today flooded sewage into Palestinian-owned farms planted with grapes near the town of Beit Ummar, north of Hebron in the south of the West Bank, said a local source.

Mohammad Awad, a local activist, told that extremist settlers from Gush Etzion settlement bloc, located near the town, flooded their sewage into the grape-planted farms with the aim of damaging crops.

He said today’s flooding of sewage is only an episode in a series of assaults by Jewish settlers which are often noticeable during this time of the year, usually ending up with the destruction of hundreds of trees.

Attacks by Jewish settlers against Palestinians and their belongings are a common practice in the occupied West Bank, and are rarely prosecuted by the Israeli authorities. Under signed agreements, the Palestinian Authority has no jurisdiction over Jewish settlers in the occupied West Bank.