Israel/Palestinians: Uprooting of Palestinian Olive Trees

Taken Question
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
October 14, 2011

Question: Is the State Department aware of Israeli settlers uprooting Palestinian olive trees? What is the State Department’s reaction?

Answer: We are aware that Israeli settlers are again destroying Palestinian trees. The United States condemns and calls for an immediate end to such actions. We note the Government of Israel is working to address the situation. Those perpetrating these provocative acts should be arrested and prosecuted to the full extent of the law.

PRN: 2011/1726