On Wednesday, Israeli soldiers uprooted at least 1000 olive springs near Qalqilia, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

Media sources said the soldiers invaded an olive orchard in Hijja village, east of Qalqilia, and uprooted 1000 olive trees.

The owner of the orchard, a local farmer identified as Nihad Yousef Da’as, said he planted the olive saplings six months ago in his 75-Dunam orchard.

The Israeli army claimed that lands have been annexed “by the state” and informed the Palestinian that he is not allowed to enter the area.

In related news, Israel decided to build 1446 units for illegal colonialist settlers on Palestinian lands in Sur Baher town, south of the occupied capital, Jerusalem, in the West Bank.

The General Secretariat of the Organization of Islamic Conference issued a statement denouncing the decision and called on the United Nations to end the Israeli violations against international resolutions, especially Security Council Resolution 2334 – UNSCR.