On Monday, Israeli soldiers uprooted hundreds of trees, demolished sheds and barns, destroyed water tanks, and confiscated a bulldozer near Jerusalem and Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank.

Media sources said the soldiers invaded the Sawahra town, southeast of occupied Jerusalem, before demolishing several residential sheds, barns, and water tanks owned by Bedouins in the Sawahra countryside.

The sources added that the soldiers surrounded the Bedouin community before invading it and demolishing the structures.

In Bethlehem, the soldiers uprooted more than 100 olive and almond trees, and grapevines, on three Dunams of land owned by Mashhour Hamamra in the Qiddis area in Husan village, west of Bethlehem.

The soldiers also abducted Mashhour’s son, Mohammad, after repeatedly beating him up when he tried to stop the military bulldozers from uprooting the trees.

In addition, the army stopped road widening work by the Rashayda Village Council east of Bethlehem and confiscated a bulldozer after abducting its driver, Amer Rashayda.

During the attack, the soldiers detained Jom’a Rashayda, the head of Rashayda Village Council, and Fawwaz Rashayda, the secretary of the Fateh movement in the village, after the army alleged that the local council did not receive a permit to expand the road.