Ali Waked for ynetnews.com:
Burin resident discovers 97 of his olive trees destroyed overnight. ‘When I saw the massacre which took place on my land, I cried,’ he tells Ynet
Palestinian farmers from the West Bank village of Burin, located near the settlement of Yitzhar, discovered Thursday morning that dozens of their olive trees were cut down.
Akram Amram of Burin told Ynet that at around 5:30 am he had discovered 97 uprooted olive trees on his land.
“I am not embarrassed to admit that when I discovered the massacre which took place on my land, I cried,” he said. “These trees are more than 60 years old and I raised them just like I raised my kids.”
According to Amram, the trees were very valuable. “I make a living off these trees and don’t work in anything else. But my pain is not only over my livelihood which is gone, but also because the orchard I grew and nurtured was gone in seconds. It was a painful sight, a real massacre, and I’m not exaggerating.”
The Palestinian farmer added that he had informed the Palestinian Coordination and Liaison Authority of the damages and that Israeli representatives arrived at the area. According to Amram, settlers were responsible for the damage…
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