A group of Israeli colonizers, illegally squatting on Palestinian lands, invaded Palestinian olive orchards in Jurish village, southeast of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and burnt dozens of trees.

Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian official who monitors Israel’s illegal colonialist activities in the northern West Bank, said the Israeli assailants came from Magdolim illegal colony which was installed on stolen Palestinian lands.

Daghlas added that the colonizers set dozens of olive trees ablaze, while Israeli soldiers were heavily deployed in the area.

While such attacks and violations are frequent, they witness a serious escalation during the olive harvest season.

In related news, the colonizers attacked Palestinian shepherds east of Khirbat Makhoul village, in the Northern Plains of the occupied West Bank.

All of Israel’s colonies in the occupied West Bank, including those in and around occupied East Jerusalem, are illegal under International Law, the Fourth Geneva Convention in addition to various United Nations and Security Council resolutions. They also constitute war crimes under International Humanitarian Law.