Armed Israeli Settlers Set Palestinian Farmlands on Fire near Tulkarem
Several armed Israeli colonists set fire to Palestinian farm lands, east of the northern West Bank city of Tulkarem, early on Thursday, near the illegal Annab colonial settlement, which was built on the lands of Ramin village.
Local Palestinian farmers told media outlets that the armed settlers set fire to tens of fruitful trees, with the Israeli occupation army soldiers present and providing protection to the assailants.
Local farmer, Emad Salman, was quoted as saying that the arson led to the burning of tens of olive trees and almond trees in Palestinian farm lands, estimated at 12 acres.
Palestinian civil service crews, including fire fighters, arrived on the scene to extinguish the fire, locals said that the crews continued extinguishing for several hours.
Palestinian General Director of Agriculture in the Tulkarem governorate, Samir Samara, told the official Palestinian WAFA News Agency, that the flames, caused by the colonialist settlers, damaged approximately 10 acres of farm lands.
Important to note that illegal Israeli settlers also attacked Palestinian cars and shops, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, on Thursday.