Israeli colonists of Nahliel ravage 120 olive trees.

Israeli colonists of Nahliel ravage 120 olive trees.



Violation: colonists of Nahliel ravage 120 olive trees.

Date: August 18, 2012.

Location: Dhoor area- Bitillo – Ramallah.




On August 18, 2012, Mohammad Badr (61) headed to his field on his daily tour to check on his trees; unfortunately, he found that 85 trees were ravaged using sharp tools. He planted the trees in an attempt to protect the lands from possible confiscation.


The Judge:


The last three times his plot suffered an attack he headed to the Israeli Police to complain but how can he complain to the same people who committed the attack? How can he complain if the judge and the assailant are the same person?





Picture 1-5: ravaged trees



The heirs of Ahed Harb: A field owned by the heirs of Ahed Harb also suffered an attack which saw 35 trees ravaged.




Bitillo is located 19 km to the north west of Ramallah; it is considered the largest village, are-wise, in Ramallah Governorate.  The village is edged by Bir Zeit (east), An Nabi Saleh (north), Ras Karkar and Al Janya (south), and the ‘Green Line’ (west). Around 4500 people inhabit the village, mostly youth.


The village is known for planting olives, prunes, figs, and citrus. More than 2000 dunums of the village lands are suitable for cultivation. The village total area is 13419 dunums including 5825 dunums of water fed plants and 2500 dunums of olive fields.







Nahliel was established in 1984 over lands of Bitillo and al Janya. The colony expanded by the construction of several outposts which were eventually merged to form Nahliel colony which has taken over tens of dunums of Palestinian lands. It also spreads terror around the peaceful country side as 400 of the most radical Jews reside in the colony. (FMEP)




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