Dozens of olive trees cut down in suspected West Bank hate crime
Dozens of olive trees were cut down Sunday in a suspected hate crime near the Palestinian town of Ras Karkar in the Ramallah area. According to the Palestinians, 74 trees were cut down to the ground. Nationalist slogans were spray-painted near the trees, including “Regards from the prisoners of Zion,”and “price tag,” as well as the Hebrew word for “administrative” spelled wrong. The slogans are an apparent reference to the administrative orders barring certain settlers from the West Bank.