Israeli forces, on Monday, uprooted hundreds of olive saplings in the Palestinian village of Wadi Fukin, west of Bethlehem, in the southern occupied West Bank, according to a local source.

Nidal Manasra, a member of Wadi Fukin village council, told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that Israeli soldiers invaded the village and uprooted about 400 olive saplings planted in land belonging to a local Palestinian resident.

One week ago, Israeli settlers from the illegal settlement of Bitar Illit uprooted about 100 olive trees and 60 vine trees in lands belonging to Palestinians.

Additionally, Israeli colonialist settlers, on March 1, chopped 200 grapevines in the al-Khader town, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, bringing the number of uprooted grapevines and olive trees to 780 in three days.