On Friday, illegal Israeli colonizers cut twenty olive saplings in an orchard near Salfit in the central West Bank.

Media sources said the colonizers invaded an orchard owned by a local farmer, Ahmad Amin Mer’ey, and uprooted the saplings.

The farmer said he and his sons planted the saplings in their orchard, in the northeastern part of the town, in the morning, then went to the local mosque for noon prayers.

He added the colonizers invaded the orchard and uprooted his saplings before fleeing to their nearby illegal colonialist outpost.