A group of illegal Israeli colonialist settlers invaded, on Wednesday at dawn, Palestinian olive orchards near the central West Bank city of Ramallah and cut more than 150 trees.

Media sources said the assailants came from an illegal outpost, which was installed on private Palestinian lands in Burqa village, east of Ramallah, and cut more than 150 olive trees.

Ibrahim Kanaan, one of the villagers whose trees were cut, said the attack came just two days after several colonists attempted to assault him while he was plowing his land.

Such violations and assaults are frequent in the occupied West Bank, and include bulldozing Palestinian lands, burning them and even flooding them with sewage.