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Settlers Cut Hundreds of Trees in Nablus Area.

NABLUS, May 9, 2012 (WAFA) -- Jewish settlers Wednesday cut down hundreds of trees in the Nablus area and chased shepherds away from their pastures, according to a local activist.

Ghassan Daghlas, who monitors settlers' activities in the north of the West Bank, said settlers from the illegal settlement of Tapouch, built on land belonging to the village of Jamaeen, cut down and set on fire 250 trees in the village.

In nearby Bourin village, settlers cut 17 trees while forcing shepherds to leave pastures in the villages of Aqraba and Yanoun.

In the village of Sabastia, also in the Nablus area, Israeli forces demolished a tin shack used by a local villager.

M.S.

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