Uprooted olive tree (archive image)

Israeli settlers, Saturday, chopped 25 olive trees belonging to Palestinian farmers in the village of Nahhalin, east of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank, local sources told WAFA.

Hani Fannoun, head of Nahhalin municipality, said that the land belongs to two Palestinian villagers from Nahalin, located near the illegal Israeli settlement of Bat Ayin.

The attack came as Palestinian farmers are observing the annual olive harvest season, which is the main source of income for thousands of Palestinian families in the countryside of Palestine.

Settler violence is commonplace across the occupied West Bank, which mainly increases during the olive harvest season, and is rarely prosecuted by Israeli authorities as the Palestinian Authority has no jurisdiction over Israeli settlers.

Source: WAFA
Edited for IMEMC: Ali Salam