Saturday, July 31, 2010


On Friday, 30 July, a group of Israeli settlers attacked Palestinian fields in the town of Burin in the West Bank. They set the fields on fire and assaulted a number of citizens who attempted to defend their land. Hundreds of dunums (one dunum equals 1,000 square meters) of land near the Hawara military checkpoint were also set ablaze, destroying hundreds of olive trees.

The settlers launched their attack while the residents were attending Friday prayers. Meanwhile, the house of Ibrahim Issa continues to face repeated attacks by Israeli settlers who live on the mountain top surrounding the town, and have been trying for the last two years to prevent him from completing the construction of his home through various forms of intimidation. Residents confirm that the settlers are protected by the Occupation Forces which also attack the inhabitants of the town using sound and gas bombs against them causing extensive fires.

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