Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki - Press Photo
RAMALLAH - 29 October 2017: The Palestinian Foreign Ministry asserted that Israeli occupation army is exercising "organized state terrorism" and protecting settlers’ terrorism.
In a press release on Saturday, the ministry said the settlers, under the protection of the Israeli army, continue to violate, provoke and commit crimes against Palestinians, their property, farms and houses in all Palestinian territories.
The settlers, under the protection of the Israeli army, robbed 6,000 olive trees and destroyed hundreds of others since the beginning of the olive harvest season, the ministry added.
The Israeli government and army directly shoulder the responsibility of the state terrorism practiced against Palestinians as well as protecting the criminal settlers, it said.
The olive harvest season is considered a major source of income to thousands of Palestinian families in the occupied Palestinian territories.