Sunday, September 25, 2011

The annual "settlers uproot olive trees" libel

From Ma'an, today:

Dozens of Israeli settlers on Sunday uprooted over 400 Palestinian-owned olive trees near Nablus in the northern West Bank, a Palestinian Authority official said.

And last week:
Israeli settlers uprooted over 500 olive and fig trees in Deir Istiya village in Salfit on Monday morning, witnesses said.

As usual, there are no photos of these "uprooted" trees.

Based on the research that Yisrael Medad did, plus the comments on that post, it is inconceivable that a few people can uproot that many olive trees in a day - it can take hours to destroy one.

And as we have seen in years past (1993 2005 2006 2008 2010) the claims are often either ludicrous or proven to be lies.