Israeli occupation forces uproot 1000 olive saplings in Qalqilya

July 28, 2022

Israeli occupation soldiers uprooted at least 1000 olive saplings near Qalqilya, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

Media sources said the occupying soldiers invaded an olive orchard in Hijja village, east of Qalqilya, and uprooted 1000 olive trees.

The owner of the orchard, a local farmer identified as Nihad Yousef Da’as, said he planted the olive saplings six months ago in his 75-Dunam orchard.

The Israeli occupation forces claimed that the lands have been annexed by "the state” and informed the Palestinian that he is not allowed to enter the area.

In related news, the Israeli occupation authorities decided to build 1446 units for illegal colonialist settlers on Palestinian lands in Sur Baher town, south of the occupied capital, Jerusalem, in the West Bank.