A number of illegal Israeli colonialist settlers invaded, Friday, a Palestinian olive orchard in the as-Sawiya village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and cut 30 olive trees.

Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian Authority official in charge of monitoring Israel’s illegal colonialist activities, said the assailants cut thirty olive trees owned by Suleiman Hasan Ahmad.

He added that the attack was part of dangerously escalating assaults by the illegal colonialist settlers against the Palestinians, their homes, lands and property, in several parts of the occupied West Bank.

The official also said that the Israeli military does not investigate these violations, and even protects the assailants.

On Friday evening, a number of colonialists hurled stones and empty bottles at Palestinian cars, driving on the Jenin- Nablus road, near Sielet ath-Thaher village, south of Nablus.