Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Cruelty to Trees
"The Israeli forces on Wednesday began to raze hundreds of forest trees belonging to the Cremisan monastery near Beit Jala, in the southern occupied Palestinian West Bank.... The area to be destroyed includes around 2,150 forest trees, some of which are over 200 years old. The trees are being razed in order to erect the illegal separation wall, which is located near the border of Jerusalem. The Cremisan Monastery was founded in 1883 on the ruins of a seventh century Byzantine monastery. It is well-known for producing Cremisan Wine from local grapes."