Several illegal Israeli colonists invaded, Wednesday, Palestinian olive orchards near Salfit, in central West Bank, before steeling ladders, olive picking equipment, and mattresses.

Locals said the colonists came from Tepoah and Rachel illegal colonies, which were built on private Palestinian lands near the village.

They added that the invaded olive orchards are owned by Mohammad Sayel and Essam Ali Abdullah.

The attack comes while groups of illegal Israeli colonialist settlers continue to invade Palestinian olive orchards, cut trees and assault the villagers, in several parts of the occupied West Bank.

The violations always witness a serious escalation every year during the olive harvest season in occupied Palestine.

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