Herds of wild pigs attacked farmers’ homes and lands in the West Bank city of Salfit late Wednesday night.

According to local farmers, the pigs were released by the Israeli settlers who live in the nearby settlements, rounded up from within Israel, and dumped onto Palestinian land in the Salfit area.

Local sources also added that the pigs had destroyed farmland and crops, and attacked the farmers’ homes, in some cases threatening the lives of the children, but no injuries were reported.

The municipality of Salfit has initiated a campaign that started last week to stop the pigs, and protect the farmers and their lands from the settlers’ attempts to force them out , local sources said.