PRESS RELEASE | February 5, 2014
Video footage from the scene of vandalism of mature olive trees in the Palestinian village of Yanoun
IMAGE: Damage from “price tag” attack in Yanoun
Today, farmers from the Palestinian village Yanoun, near the settlement of Itamar, discovered that 60 mature olive trees (most over 50 years old) were brutally cut down or damaged. Completely cutting the trees down from their trunks is rare and expresses a strong desire to cause the maximum possible damage.
Rabbis for Human Rights is assisting the farmers in filing a complaint and seeking justice.
Photo and video credits: Zakaria Sadah, Rabbis for Human Rights
More information and footage to follow.
Rabbis for Human Rights:
This is an especially severe incident which caused vast and particularly harmful damage to the farmers. We will continue to fight against those who bring hatred upon Israel by spreading hatred and racism.
This attack comes on the heels of a February 2nd theft of 1,000 olive saplings from the village Sinjil and the uprooting of 425 seedlings from the village Turmos Ayya.