Israeli settlers steal olive harvest, uproot hundreds of saplings from Nablus farmers

 Israeli settlers today stole the olive harvest and uprooted hundreds of saplings of Palestinian farmers in Sebastia town, northwest of Nablus, according to local sources.
Mayor of Sebastia, Mohammad Azem, said that on his first day of picking their olives fenced within the boundaries of the Israeli colonial settlement of Shavi Shomron, Majd Shehadeh, a local farmer, was surprised to find out his 18 dunums of land planted with olive trees were already harvested and stolen by settlers in the morning hours.

He added that the settlers uprooted some 700 apricot saplings and 200 olive saplings from Palestinian farmlands adjacent to the same settlement and prevented the land owners from accessing their orchards.

Source : Safa