Soldiers Demolish Retaining Walls, Fences, Uproot 100 Olive Trees, Near Nablus

Israeli soldiers demolished retaining walls, removed fences, uprooted more than one hundred olive trees, and posted an order for the demolishing of an old water reservoir in Douma village, south of Nablus, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

Suleiman Dawabsha, the head of Douma Village Council, said the Israeli military bulldozers and military jeeps invaded the southern area of the village on the morning of the Fl-Fitr Muslim feast before demolishing one thousand meters of retaining walls surrounding seven dunams of olive orchards and farmlands.

Dawabsha added that the soldiers also uprooted more than one hundred olive trees planted by the Palestinians in their orchards more than twenty years earlier.

The soldiers also posted an order for the demolishing of the Ein Douma water reservoir near a spring in the Palestinian lands.

Dawabsha stated that the reservoir was built during the British mandate of Palestine and added that the local council has been rehabilitating and taking care of it along with the water spring and fencing it.

He added that the Palestinians use the water for irrigation and their livestock, especially due to the severe water shortages in the area due to Israeli restrictions.

(Source / 03.05.2022)

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