Israeli soldiers invaded, Tuesday, Palestinian olive orchards near Wad Rahhal village, south of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank, and uprooted more than 100 saplings.

Hasan Breijiyya, the head of the Bethlehem office of the Wall & Colonization Resistance Commission, has reported that the soldiers uprooted more than 100 olive saplings in a 2.5 Dunams orchard.

Breijiyya added that the orchard is owned by Amer Abu Zaghrit, and that the soldiers also demolished retaining walls surrounding his land.

The official also stated that, despite the Israeli allegation that the area is assigned as “archeological,” Israel is planning to annex 1200 Dunams from their Palestinian owners, to build a new illegal colony.