Erez Ben Sa'adon of the Samarian (Shomron) Jewish community of Rachelim filed a complaint with police, Tuesday morning, after he found that 50 of his olive trees had been cut down by a power saw and their olives had been stolen. He found olives all over the ground, along with olive sacks imprinted with writing in Arabic. He said the damage to the olive grove amounted to tens of thousands of shekels.
Ben Sa'adon said that Arabs took olives off four trees in the area on Shabbat, and recalled an incident, a few years ago, in which explosive devices were set off in a vineyard on Har Bracha. Chairman Benny Katsover of the Samaria Residents' Council called on authorities to act against attacks by Arabs, leftists and anarchists as they act against Jews accused of attacks on Arabs.