A large group of illegal Israeli settlers, on Saturday evening, assaulted Palestinian families, north of Ramallah, in central occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Information Center reported.

According to local sources, a large number of armed illegal colonists with dogs, attacked Palestinian families, including Sheikh Mohamed al-Hajj and his family in Jibiya village, north of Ramallah.

The sources said that the illegal settlers aimed their weapons at, and physically assaulted Sheikh Mohamed, his wife and children, in addition to other families with children as they trying to have a picnic.

It was noted that some family members documented the incident on their cellphones, but the attackers forced them at gunpoint to erase the evidence.

Israeli forces, on Sunday, started a fire that damaged 14 dunams of Palestinian-owned agricultural land in Al-Mughayyir village, northeast of Ramallah, in central West Bank, according to a local official.

Kazem al-Hajj told the Palestinian Information Center (PIC) that Israeli soldiers fired volleys of tear-gas canisters and stun grenades into almond tree crops, belonging to Suleiman Ahmed, in the east of Al-Mughayyir, which started a fire that burned 14 dunams of crops.