Dozens of extremist Israeli colonists attacked, Sunday, Palestinians harvesting their olive orchards, in a number of villages and towns, west of the northern West Bank city of Nablus.

Ghassan Daghlas, the Palestinian Authority (PA) official in charge of monitoring Israeli settlement policies in the occupied territories, said that the colonists came from the illegal outpost of Havat Gilad that was established on privately owned Palestinian lands.

Daghlas added that the Palestinians had a prior arrangement with the Israeli District Coordination Office, allowing them to enter their orchards, isolated behind the Annexation Wall.

The attack led to some confrontations between the Israeli attackers and the locals, before the army intervened, yet, the soldiers forced many Palestinians out of their lands, and prevented others from even entering their own orchards.