A group of fanatic illegal Israeli colonialist settlers invaded, on Sunday morning, Palestinian orchards near the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and near Salfit, in central West Bank, before cutting and uprooting more than 60 olive trees.
Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian Authority official who monitors Israel’s colonialist activities in northern West Bank, said that assailants came from Rahalim illegal colony, which was built on private Palestinian lands.
Daghlas added that the colonists cut and uprooted more than 60 olive trees in Harayeq Rayyan area, west of the as-Sawiya village, south of Nablus, and Yasuf village, east of Salfit.
The trees are owned by Abdullah Abu Ras, Fawwaz Abu Qotban and Ziad ed-Deek, In Hareyeq Rayyan, in addition to Abdul-Rahman Mousa Hussein and Ma’rouf Issa Hussein, in the al-Mahawer area, east of Yasuf.
On Saturday, Israeli soldiers forced a Palestinian farmer out of his own grove near the village of Burin, to the south of Nablus, in the occupied West Bank.
On the same day, the soldiers invaded a Palestinian olive orchard near Huwwara military roadblock, south Nablus, and forced a farmer out of his land.
The attacks are part of the dozens of violations targeting the Palestinian and their lands by both the soldiers and illegal colonialist settlers.
These violations escalate during the olive harvest season, especially in lands that are isolated by the illegal Annexation Wall, or close to illegal colonies and outposts, which were built on stolen Palestinian lands.
They also include cutting, burning and uprooting trees, picking olive trees and stealing the produce, in addition to assaulting the Palestinians and forcing them out of their orchards.
Israel’s colonies in the West Bank, including occupied Jerusalem, are illegal under International Law, the Fourth Geneva Conventions, and various United Nations and Security Council Resolutions.