Jewish settlers burn 250 Palestinian trees in Nablus village
Jewish settlers started a huge fire in Palestinian farmland in Deir Al-Hatab village east of Nablus on Monday burning 250 olive and almond trees, local sources reported.
They said that Palestinian fire brigades managed to contain and extinguish the fire before it spread to nearby groves.
The firefighters said that the fire destroyed 200 olive trees and 50 almond trees, but hundreds others were protected and saved.
Jewish settlers deliberately target Palestinian plantations at this time of the year when the temperature is high so as to facilitate spread of the blaze.