[Monday, May 5, 2014] A number of Israeli settlers invaded a Palestinian olive orchard, near the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and uprooted more than 51 olive saplings. The attack is the second against the same orchard in two weeks.Head of the Ras Karkar Village Council, Bahjat Suleiman, stated that the attack targeted an orchard belonging to resident Azmi Samhan.

Suleiman said that Samhan went to his orchard to find 51 of his newly planted saplings uprooted.

He added that the settlers attacked the same orchard nearly two weeks ago, and uprooted more than 45 saplings and trees.

Ras Karkar village is subject to frequent attacks carried out by fanatic settlers of the Mireya nearby illegal settlement, built on Palestinian lands northwest of Ramallah.

The attack is one of thousands of violations and assaults carried out by militant Israeli settlers in different parts of the occupied West Bank, and occupied Jerusalem.