A number of armed Israeli extremists invaded, on Sunday at dawn, Palestinian orchards in the Shiokh village, east of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and uprooted around 800 olive saplings. Media sources in Hebron said the assailants stole the uprooted olive saplings, and fled to nearby colonies.

Ahmad al-Halayqa, a local media and social networking activist, said the extremists invaded orchards belonging to Mohammad, Abdul-Qader and Mousa Abu Shanab al-‘Ayayda, in the al-Wasli area, and uprooted the samplings.

Al-Halayqa stated this is the fourth consecutive attack against the same olive orchards, in an attempt to control the land and expand the illegal colonies, built on Palestinian lands.