Burin Hills on Fire



Burin, 14 Oct. Today EAs witnessed as settlers set fire to olive trees in Burin. This occurred while Israeli security forces were on location. Settlers also attacked olive pickers, including one international volunteer, taken to hospital for head injuries. Yitchar settlement is infamous as the pioneers of so called ‘price tag’ attacks and its hostility even to the Israeli state. It was saddening to view the livelihoods of many families for years to come slowly burnt away as the fire spread and the fire department was denied access. This is fundamentally unjust and the Occupation, through which settlement expansion, settler violence and impunity is enabled, needs to end.

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