Posted by: r.m. | May 27, 2009

Israel uprooted 250 olive trees in one day

They kill. They detain. They occupy. They discriminate. They teach their children hate and racism. They threaten. They dictate. and they destroy the environment. They uproot olive trees. Again and Again.

The so-called Israel’s Land Authority uprooted on Monday [May 25] nearly 250 olive trees and several fig trees and grapevines south of Shqeib Al Salaam Arab village in the Negev.

Uprooted Olive Tree - File Photo by Christoph Gocke-EAPPI
Uprooted Olive Tree – File Photo by Christoph Gocke-EAPPI

The authorities then loaded the uprooted trees onto trucks and took them away.

The new violation is one of numerous ongoing violations carried out by Israel against the “unrecognized” Arab villages in the Negev.

Such violations harm the very existence of Arabs in the region as Israel repeatedly demolished their homes and displaced the villagers.

The Regional Council of the Unrecognized Arab Villages in the Negev demanded Israel to recognize the ownership rights of Arabs in the Negev and to recognize the Arab villages there.

Ibrahim Al Waqeely, head of the Regional Council of the Unrecognized Arab villages, told the Arabs48 news website that instead of preserving the greenery, Israel is uprooting trees and terrifying the Arabs to force them out.

He added that Israel continues its illegal actions against the Arabs in the Negev while at the same time is building Jewish-only areas.


All of Palestine is occupied.



  1. Hi

    Am reseaching a programme for British tv about what is happening to the Negev Bedouin and would like to talk to you about this.

    Many thanks.

    Marcus Sulley

    • Dear Marcus,

      I’m not the most qualified person to speak on this topic. I suggest you contact someone from the Arabs48 news website listed in the post.

      -Rania Masri

  2. this is one of the Israeli harmful action specially that an olive tree lives hundreds of years and has many benefit for the person who takes care of it because it offers him oil and olive grain that could be sell at high prices
    in addition to that the Israeli are not only limiting the profit f the Palestinian by this act but they are also gaining money because an old olive tree is expensive

  3. when i read this article,,all i can say is that Israel is selfish,,and always ready to cause harm to its surroundings!!!

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