Israeli occupation forces prevented Palestinians from harvesting their olive crops in the village of Sebastia, northwest of Nablus, WAFA reported.

Mayor of Sebastia, Mohammed Azem, said Israeli forces kicked farmers out of their land under the pretext of lacking prior coordination, despite the fact that their lands are located beyond the fence that surrounds the illegal Israeli settlement of Shafi Shomron.

Azem further stated that farmers were shocked to find pig carcasses on the property, and the land flooded with sewage, acts attributed to the illegal settlers from the nearby settlement.

All Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian Territories are illegal under International Law, however more than 600,000 Israeli settlers live in settlements across the West Bank.

Edited for IMEMC: Ali Salam