Several illegal Israeli colonists attacked, Monday, many Palestinians while picking their olive trees in their orchards in Beit Forik town, east of the northern West Bank city of Nablus.

The colonists came from the illegal Itamar colony, which was built on illegally confiscated Palestinian lands.

Eyewitnesses said the colonists attacked the Palestinians while picking their olive trees in Khallet al-Azab area, west of Beit Forik.

They added that the Israeli assailants prevented the Palestinians from picking their olive trees and forced out of their orchards.

In related news, a group of colonists invaded the as-Sawiya village, south of Nablus, before breaking into an agricultural hothouse, and stole dozens of seedlings.

While the Israeli violations are carried out year-round, the colonists seriously escalate their attacks against the Palestinians and their orchards during the olive harvest season.

The attacks include assaulting the residents, cutting, and uprooting their olive trees, in addition to flooding the Palestinian lands with wastewater mixed with chemicals.