A number of Israeli settlers, including children, were caught on tape harvesting Palestinian olive trees in the Tal Romedia neighborhood, in the southern West Bank city of Hebron.The Youth Coalition Against Settlements reported that its Media Unit managed to document the attack.
Israeli soldiers arrived at the scene and inspected the ID cards of a number of activists. One of the settlers was also filming the residents with his mobile phone.
After an argument with the residents, the settlers left the scene leaving several cut olive branches, and took what they harvested from the Palestinian olive trees.
Issa Amro, coordinator of the Youth Coalition reported that the attack is part of ongoing and escalating attacks carried out by the settlers, especially during the olive harvest season.
Amro added that the coalition will increase its activities in order to monitor and protect Palestinian orchards subject to ongoing attacks by the settlers.
On Tuesday, a group of armed extremist settlers of the Aliyea illegal settlement cut at least 120 Olive trees that belong to residents of Qaryout village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus
On Saturday, dozens of Palestinian villagers, picking their olive trees west of Hebron, were treated for the effects of tear gas inhalation after being attacked by Israeli soldiers who arrived at the scene and fired gas bombs at them despite the fact that they were trying to defend themselves after being attacked by a group of extremist settlers.
Video Of Incident