Bethlehem (In Palestine Today)- The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) uprooted dozens of olive trees in Wadi Fukin and Husan villages, in Bethlehem, on Tuesday.
Head of the Wadi Fukin village council, Hassan Breija, affirmed that Israeli troops stormed the town and levelled a 3-dunum olive grove and uprooted 50 trees belonging to the local farmer Halima Ad-Dibs.
Head of the Husan village council, Muhammad Sabateen, also reported that the IOF soldiers uprooted 200 olive trees belonging to the brothers Haider and Hamed Abdel Aziz Hamamra.
Meanwhile, a large group of Jewish settlers stormed a land owned by the Islamic Endowments in Al-Suwaneh neighborhood in Occupied Jerusalem, where they performed provocative celebrations and dances.
The director of Al-Aqsa Mosque, Sheikh Omar Al-Kiswani, affirmed that a group of settlers broke into a land belonging to the Islamic Endowments near the Ibrahimi School in Al-Sawwana neighborhood, where they tried to carry out excavations.
Al-Kiswani added that a group of Jerusalem Endowment officials immediately went to the site and expelled the settlers.
Occupied Jerusalem has recently witnessed a surge in Judaization plans as Israeli authorities have scaled up plans to build new settlements while demolishing more Palestinian homes.
Source: The Palestinian Information Center