Photo: TPS
Grapevines damaged near Shilo
Photo: TPS
Israeli, Palestinian vineyards vandalized in West Bank
Within less than 24 hours, olive groves damaged both in Palestinian village of Bani Na'im and Jewish settlement of Shilo; graffiti reading 'stop the agricultural terror' spray-painted near Palestinian community.
Israeli and Palestinian vineyards were vandalized in the West Bank over the weekend in two separate incidents that took place within less than 24 hours.



A resident of the Palestinian village of Bani Na'im in Mount Hebron discovered that his olive grove had been damaged on Saturday morning and filed a complaint with the Judea and Samaria District Police.


GraffitI reading, "Stop the agricultural terror, we'll get to you everywhere," was spray-painted nearby.


Grapevines damaged in Shilo  (Photo: TPS)
Grapevines damaged in Shilo (Photo: TPS)


On Sunday morning, a resident of the settlement of Shilo in the Binyamin region reported heavy damage to hundreds of his grapevines.


The entire area, from Judea through Binyamin to northern Samaria, has been suffering from "agricultural terror" for quite a long time now. So far, not a single suspect has been arrested by the Judea and Samaria District Police.


The vandals usually use burning tires or Molotov cocktails to burn agricultural land or cut off trees with knives.


 (Photo: TPS)
(Photo: TPS)


Zvi Struck, who owns one of the vineyards damaged in Shilo, said: "I arrived at the vineyard this morning and saw that some 100 young grapevines had been uprooted. They were simply pulled out of the ground. We searched the area and discovered that some 1,000 mature trees had been vandalized in the adjacent vineyard, causing damage worth hundreds of thousands of shekels.


"These incidents keep repeating themselves, and no one is apprehended. It's a difficult and frustrating feeling. They have to understand that this is terrorism for all intents and purposes and treat it accordingly."


פרסום ראשון: 05.27.18, 10:53
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