Uprooting


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Uprooting

 

the removal of stumps, individual trees, shrubs, and roots in the preparation for economic use of land that is forested or overgrown with brush. There are several methods of removing stumps: mechanized (using stump pullers), fire (the stumps are burned on-site), manual (small stumps up to 20 cm in diameter are pulled with simple tools and machinery), and explosive. In the USSR the most common method of uprooting is by machine.

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In a review he wrote on this issue, Atyaf Alwazir, a young Muslim American, stated that the uprooting of trees from Palestinian lands violates the Paris Protocols, The Hague and Geneva conventions, and the Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.
According to Sonja Karkar, founder of Women forPalestineinMelbourne,Australia, uprooting olive trees is contrary to theHalakha (the collective body of Jewish religious law) principle whose origin is found in the Torah: "Even if you are at war with a city.
We can carry out mechanical uprooting when the ground is not frozen.
The two farmers who uprooted the qat from their lands this Tuesday said that they had uprooted qat at their own free will because they were aware of the hazards linked to qat cultivation and were convinced that uprooting qat to grow food crops instead was the right thing to do.
Therefore, it was not the stateCOs decision to enforce the vineyard uprooting measure,C[yen] said Georgiades.
It's not just about the extra money - it's about the smiles on the kids' faces so I don't like the thought of uprooting them for a few extra pounds.
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As he writes: "It is estimated that the erosion of the soil from the western slopes of the Judaean mountains reached--as a result of the agricultural uprooting during the Muslim period--the gigantic extent of 2,000 to 4,000 cubic meters [and] in a survey made by Guy in 1938 on the region of Rehovet-Ramla-Lod-Ramallah, he found that out of 293 towns, 193 were abandoned, apparently mainly because of soil erosion".
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Ibrahim Shakrneh, the head of the village council, said that the IOF washed out lands in the area of Wad Salem north of the village, which entailed uprooting hundreds of trees that belonged to some of the families in the village.
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Ganem said the colonists could carry out the uprooting only with the support of the Israeli Army, which provided them with the necessary protection.