Settlers uproot At least 26 olive trees in Qusra village
Settlers destroyed at least 26 olive trees in the Nablus village of Qusra on Monday, a local official said.
Village mayor Abed al-Atheim told Ma’an that settlers from an illegal outpost south of Qusra chopped down 26 trees belonging to Talat Fawzi Hassan.
The settlers also damaged concrete agricultural structures belonging to Deeb Abdel Latif Hassan and Ali Abdul al-Hamid Hassan.
On Sunday, settlers destroyed 106 olive trees in Yatta.
In 2012, there were 353 incidents of settler violence against Palestinians in the occupied West Bank, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.
Over 7,500 olive trees were damaged or destroyed by settlers between January and mid-October in 2012, according to OCHA.
Since 1967, 800,000 olive trees have been uprooted in the occupied West Bank, resulting in a loss of around $55 million to the Palestinian economy, according to a report by the PA ministry and the Applied Research Institute Jerusalem.
The olive industry supports the livelihoods of roughly 80,000 families in the occupied West Bank.