A group of fanatic illegal Israeli colonists invaded, on Friday at dawn, a Palestinian olive orchard in the as-Sawiya village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and chopped more than 30 trees.

Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian Authority official who monitors Israel’s illegal colonialist activities in northern West Bank, said the assailants invaded an orchard in the al-Waad area in the as-Sawiya village, and chopped trees owned by Mahmoud Suleiman.

Daghlas added that the colonists came from the nearby Rachel colony, which was built on stolen Palestinian lands.

He said the Palestinians fear that the colonists are planning a new outpost on their lands, especially after they installed a tent in that area.