Israeli settlers, on Thursday, uprooted hundreds of olive trees in the southern West Bank town of al-Khader, near Bethlehem, the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA).

Owner of the trees, Hisham Barmil said that settlers from the illegal Sidi Boaz settlement outpost built on expropriated al-Khader land, uprooted 300 olive trees and stole them.

He said the settlers invaded his 30 dunam plot of land and uprooted the trees, adding that the settlers did the same thing two months ago.

He said the settlers do not want him to develop his land, in the hope they will take it over to expand their settlement.

Edited for IMEMC: Ali Salam