Palestinian farmers from Yatta village southern West Bank accused Israeli settlers of destroying 70 of their trees on Thursday.The farmers reported that as they arrived to their lands this morning, they found that 70 of their trees have been uprooted.

The lands are located near the illegal settlement of Ma’on. Settlers from Ma’on attack the villagers of Yatta regularly in an effort to take over the land to expand the settlement, farmers reported.

Ma’on settlement are built on land that was stolen by the settlers from the villagers of Yatta and nearby Palestinian villages.