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PA report: Israeli settler violence on the rise

Maan News Agency, July 7, 2011

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RAMALLAH (Ma’an) — Israeli settler violence against Palestinians increased “dramatically” in June, according to a Palestinian Authority report released Wednesday.
The report documented 139 attacks on Palestinians in the West Bank by the Israeli army and settlers during the month, including the demolition of 95 buildings and over 3600 olive trees and vines.

Fires in the villages of Madama on Tuesday, and in Aqraba on Monday, both near Nablus, were also attributed to settler violence, the report said.

“In the first week of June, settlers burnt 350 trees in Deir al-Hatab village near Nablus, 20 grape vines in Hebron and uprooted 40 grape vines in Beit Ummar village,” the report stated.

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