Settlers from the illegal settlement of Eli set fire to 11 old olive trees belonging to the village of Qaryut at dawn on 31 March 2014. The criminal settlers, accompanied by the Israeli Army who provided flares to light up the area, attacked after midnight. As reports came in to Qaryut of the attacks the Fire Service were prevented from attending the scene by the Army.
Last week the Army informed Qaryut they were confiscating thousands of dunums of the villages lands. These are land rich in archaeological significance and therefore Apartheid Israel seeks to steal it to expropriate Palestinian land and history.
In addition, Jalud, neighbouring Qaryut, was informed today that 300 dunums of their land was being stolen by illegal settlers seeking to expand their illegal settlement further, building a school and cemetary for the settlement.
Qaryut, Qusra and Jalud are surrounded by numerous illegal settlements and their outposts, stealing Palestinian land. SFP has been working closely with Qaryut and it’s neighbours, supporting them in their resistance and taking back stolen lands. We ask you all to join us in supporting the villages by abiding by the request of Palestinians for boycott! divestment and sanctions against Apartheid Israel. To find out how to boycott please click here.