On Friday morning the Israeli Army cut 52 olive trees belonging to the village of Madama along road 60. The Army justified their terrorism as a security requirement.
The village Councils of Burin and Madama had both been informed by the Palestinian Liaison Office, which coordinates with the Israelis, that the Army intended to cut olive trees along the road but now official paper had been received by the Councils from the Army. A day later the Army then arrived and cut trees in Madama.
Road 60 runs south of the two villages and is frequented by violent settlers from the nearby illegal settlements that surround the villages. Last year alone Burin lost over 1400 olive trees from criminal settlers cutting the trees.
SFP and the villages are working together to put in place plans to ensure the Army cannot commit any further acts of terrorism against the villages olive trees. We also ask for your kind donations so we can buy more trees to replace those ones damaged. For information about how to donate please click here.