A group of fundamentalist Israeli settlers uprooted on Saturday at least 40 olive trees in Al Lubban Al Sharqiyya village, south the northern West Bank city of Nablus. Resident Akram Jamil Oweiss told the Maan News Agency that as he and his family headed to their orchard during early morning hours in order to harvest their olive trees, they found out that the settlers uprooted 40 trees.

It is worth mentioning that Maaleh Lipona and Eli settlements are built in lands that belong to the residents of Al Lubban Al Sharqiyya and other nearby villages.

Settler attacks usually increase and escalate during the olive picking season as the settlers usually uproot the trees or harvest them.

Last week, the settlers uprooted dozens of olive trees, harvested other trees and set dozens of trees ablaze.

The recent attacks were mainly carried out in Nablus and Qalqilia districts in the northern part of the West Bank.