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Uprooting vines near Ramallah
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Police investigate destruction of settlements' vines
Vineyard’s owner says 4,500 seedlings destroyed by Palestinians, left-wing activists. ‘It was like a pogrom,’ he says
Police launched an investigation Wednesday into the uprooting of hundreds of vines in the West Bank settlements of Nachliel and Narya.

 

The vines were supposedly destroyed by left-wing activists and Palestinians, who are also under investigation for damaging farm equipment at the site.

 

Shlomi Cohen, the vineyard’s owner, told Ynet, “A group of Palestinians and left-wing activists arrived in the afternoon hours. They uprooted and trampled over 4,500 seedlings and destroyed everything.

 

"They carried out a pogrom here, but no one was arrested. They set the pipeline on fire and destroyed farm equipment,” he said. 

 

The IDF’s Civil Administration said in a statement, “This was a severe incident, and we have relayed a strong message on the matter to the governor of Ramallah, who took part in the march to the settlements but also worked to calm the situation down and involve the police.”

 

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