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  אלול 12, 5771 , 11/09/11

Arabs Burn Down Jewish Olive Grove

Arabs on Saturday set fire to a Jewish-owned olive grove near Karmei Tsur in Gush Etzion. Firefighters were called in, but most of the grove burned down. As the fire was going on, a group of Arabs and radical leftists arrived to take video of the fire. Jewish residents, suspecting that the group would claim that Jews had burned down an Arab olive grove, faced off against the group. IDF soldiers separated the groups.

Officials of the town said that the success of the Arabs and leftists in burning down a Jewish-owned olive grove was “an extremely serious matter,” and they demanded an immediate meeting with top IDF officials on the incident.

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