- 2015-04-13 PALESTINE: Olive trees are routine targets of Jewish terror
Over the occupation years, hundreds of thousands of olive trees have been destroyed.Israeli settlers are hacking down Palestinian olive trees in an act of environmental terrorism aimed at intimidating their Palestinian neighbours and economically...mintpressnews.com|By Mel Frykberg
Joseph Zernik David Rojas: Nope. Israeli media also report the destruction of olive trees by Jewish settlers on a routine basis. Some incidents are hundreds of trees at a time, others thousands of trees at a time. And although IDF has surveillance drones and balloons up in the air all the time, they never seem to be able to catch the culprits... About a year ago, the Palestinians published an estimate that the number of trees, destroyed since 1967, is by now close to a million. I ran it by Haaretz journalists, and was told the number is probably close... Here I was being conservative, so I wrote hundreds of thousands...