Illegal Israeli settlers attacked, on Sunday, a Palestinian home and burned hundreds of olive tress in the village of Burin, south of Nablus in the northern occupied West Bank, according to a local official.

Ghassan Daghlas, the official in charge of settlement activity in the northern West Bank, stated that illegal settlers invaded Palestinian-owned lands planted with olive trees, and burned hundreds of trees.

He added that the colonizers blocked firetrucks from entering the area to extinguish the fire. Daghlas added that the colonists set up a “pergola” on the edge of the village, which some fear may be the beginning of a colonial outpost.

Meanwhile, another group of illegal settlers from the nearby “Yitzhar” colony, attacked the home of “Umm Ayman Soufan” in Burin, which sparked protests among local residents.

Ghassan Daghlas stated that the army provided full protection for the illegal colonizers, and fired tear gas canisters at Palestinians who confronted the settler invasion.

He added that a number of Palestinian citizens suffered the toxic effects of tear gas inhalation as a result of the attack.