(Ramallah, August 2015)The Union of Agricultural Work Committees (UAWC) follows up intensely the Israeli violations against the Palestinian farmers to expose the brutality of the occupation to the local and international world.
West Bank :
Damages to the agricultural sector & Violence against farmers:
- More than 15 Israeli settler attacks on Palestinians and their property were recorded this month, including:
Israeli settlers set on fire and vandalized at least 80 Palestinian-owned trees in Majdal Bani Fadil and Burin villages (Nablus).
Israeli settlers land-leveled two plots of cultivated land near the settlement of Eli in Qaryut village (Nablus).
On two consecutive days, sewage leaked from the Israeli settlement of Betar Illit onto land belonging to Nahhalin village (Bethlehem), causing damage to crops.
Israeli settlers physically assaulted a Palestinian shepherd who was grazing his sheep in Dura (Hebron).
During August /2015 at least 109 Palestinian structures were demolished in different Palestinian communities (mainly East Jerusalem and Area C), according to the weekly reports of the United Nations Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).
August/2015 recorded at least 20 incidents where the Israeli forces opened fire at the fishermen and farmers approaching or exceeding the Israeli-imposed Access Restricted Areas (ARA) at land and sea, according to the weekly reports of the United Nations Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).