Israeli soldiers, accompanied by military bulldozers, invaded Wednesday Palestinian agricultural lands in Souba area, in Ethna town, west of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and uprooted dozens of trees. Resident Abu Ayman Ebreiwish, from Souba, said military bulldozers uprooted dozens of trees, including olive trees, belonging to Tha’aer al-Qawasmi.

The soldiers surrounded the area before declaring it a “closed military zone,” to prevent the residents from approaching, and uprooted the trees.

The Israeli army has been preventing the residents from farming and tending their lands in the area, and previously confiscated tractors and other agricultural equipment from the villagers.