On Tuesday, illegal Israeli colonizers cut at least forty olive trees and several cactus trees in a Palestinian orchard in the al-Jab’a village, south of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank.

Thiab Masha’la, the head of the al-Jab’a Village Council, said the colonizers cut at least forty olive trees the Palestinians planted three to seven years earlier.

He added that the orchard is owned by Ibrahim Abdul-Rahman Abu Loha in the al-Mashameesh area, in the eastern part of the village.

Masha’la also said the colonizers destroyed and cut barbed wires surrounding the lands and cut a few cactus trees.