Several illegal Israeli colonialist settlers attacked, Monday, Palestinian farmers picking their olive trees in their orchards, south of Jenin, in northern West Bank.

The head of the Agricultural Department in Qabatia, south of Jenin, Lama Abu Bakr, said the colonists hurled stones at the Palestinian farmers, while she and other officials, were visiting an orchard, owned by Moayyad Maloul, from Sielet ath-Thaher town.

She added that the colonists were on a hill overlooking the orchard when they hurled stones at the Palestinians and fled the scene.

A similar attack was carried out targeting Palestinians, while picking their olive trees, in their orchards, in Shoufa village, east of the northern West Bank city of Tulkarem.

Such attacks and violations are frequent every year, especially during the olive harvest season, as the colonists also cut and uproot trees, in addition to burning them or flooding them with wastewater mixed with chemicals.

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