Illegal Israeli colonists, on Wednesday, stole harvesting tools and olive harvest from a Palestinian-owned orchard, in the village of Qaryout, south of Nablus in the northern occupied West Bank, local sources reported.

Local official, Ghassan Daghlas, who monitors the local illegal settlement activity told Palestinian News and Information Agency (WAFA) that when residents of Qaryout village entered their olive field in the morning, they noticed their harvesting equipment had been stolen.

He added that the farmers caught Israeli settlers stealing from their olive crops and forced them to leave their lands.

The olive groves are located near the illegal Shavot Rahel colony, built on expropriated Palestinian lands.

In related news, army bulldozers razed 10 dunams of Palestinian farm land near Wad Rahal village, south of Bethlehem in the southern occupied West Bank, a local official reported.

Hasan Breijieh, with the Wall and Settlement Resistance Commission told WAFA that military bulldozers levelled agricultural land belonging to a local Palestinian resident.

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