Illegal Israeli colonizers uprooted Tuesday at least two hundred Palestinian olive saplings, and stole them in the Khallet Hassan area, west of Bidiya, west of the central West Bank city of Salfit.

Azmi Mustafa Hamdan said the colonizers invaded his orchards and uprooted at least two hundred olive saplings planted several months ago on 56 Dunams.

Hamdan added that the Israeli assailants stole the uprooted saplings apparently to replant them or use them in their illegal colony.

It is worth mentioning that Khallet Hassan consists of about four thousand Dunams of lands subject to constant assaults and threats of annexation by the colonizers trying to build a new colony to link it with five surrounding colonies and outposts between Salfit and Qalqilia.