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Israeli settlers burn olive trees in Hebron

Israeli settlers set fire to large tracts of olive fields, burning hundreds of fully grown trees belonging to a local Palestinian family in Khallet Ad-Dabi‘ area to the east of Yatta town in the southern occupied West Bank district of Hebron, according to a local source.

Coordinator of the Popular anti-Settlement Committees Rateb Jabour said a group of settlers from the illegal Israeli settlement of Mitzpe Yair threw suspicious objects into olive fields belonging to al-Dababseh family, which caused the fire to break out. The fire destroyed around 400 trees.

The Palestinian Civil Defense firefighters managed to put out the large fire before it reached residents’ homes.