Israeli settlers destroyed 80 olive trees belonging to Palestinian farmers in the village of Yasouf, east of the northern West Bank city of Salfit, today reported Yasouf mayor, Khaled Abbieh.

He told WAFA that the land where the trees were cut down is located near the illegal Israeli settlement of Rahalim, and that it is owned by two brothers who are residents of the village.

The act came as Palestinian farmer prepare for the olive harvest season, which is done in the autumn. Thousands of families live by harvesting olives.