Israeli Settlers (archive image)

Armed illegal Israeli colonists forced, on Wednesday, Palestinian farmers to stop working on their own land in Kisan village, east of Bethlehem in the southern occupied West Bank, according to a local activist.

Palestinian activist, Ahmad Ghazal, told the Palestinian News & Information Agency (WAFA) that illegal settlers from the nearby Ibei Hanahal colony, intimidated the Nabahin family at gunpoint, forcing them to abandon their farming work.

Ghazal added that the settlers, living on illegally expropriated Palestinian lands, threatened the farmers while they were plowing their agricultural lands, forcing them to stop their work and leave the area.

Furthermore, on Tuesday evening, illegal colonists from the illegal Tapuah Israeli colony, near Yasuf town, east of Salfit, in the occupied central West Bank, uprooted 45 olive saplings belonging to Ziad Jamil Abdul-Razeq.