IDF ups security for Palestinian olive harvest

The IDF says it’s beefing up its presence across the West Bank for the Palestinian olive harvest, which began last week amid the wave of violence.

The season has often created tensions between West Bank villagers who go out to harvest olive trees and Jewish settlers, with some incidents even leading to clashes.

Some plots of land where Palestinians harvest are near settlements or are claimed by settlement councils as theirs.

The IDF says its troops will be deployed across the West Bank in an effort to minimize the potential for violence.

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