Headline: “Olive trees bearing the names of Martyrs (Shahids) were burned down in Jerusalem”
“The police and intelligence services of the occupation (i.e., Israel) on Tuesday [April 5, 2016] uprooted and burned olive tree seedlings that bore the names of Jerusalem district Martyrs (Shahids), and which were planted in the town of Silwan (i.e., neighborhood of Jerusalem) to mark Land Day.
Majdi Al-Abassi of the Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan clarified that on Tuesday occupation forces invaded the field in the Ras Al-Amud neighborhood in the town of Silwan (i.e., another Jerusalem neighborhood), and started to uproot olive tree seedlings and burn them. In addition, they seized the Martyrs’ pictures and erased the slogans that were written on the field’s fences.
It should be noted that the Jerusalem branch of the Fatah Movement planted 47 olive tree seedlings for 47 Martyrs [who were] residents of Jerusalem [and] who were killed in Jerusalem in recent months (reference to Palestinian terrorists killed while attacking Israelis during wave of attacks, September 2015-April 2016 –Ed.), and hung a sign on the wall with the names of 12 Martyrs whose bodies are being held by the occupation authorities to this day.”
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