Dozens of Palestinians suffered the severe effects of teargas inhalation, on Wednesday evening, after Israeli soldiers attacked them when they intercepted a group of illegal colonialist settlers who invaded their lands, and burnt olive trees, in Madama village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus.

Ehab al-Qet, a member of Madama Village Council, told the Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA), that the colonists attacked the southern area of the village, before local youngsters incepted them and started throwing stones at them.

He added that many soldiers were in the area with the colonists and started firing a barrage of gas bombs at the villagers, causing dozens to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation.

Al-Qet also said that the colonists set many olive trees ablaze, while the soldiers prevented the Palestinians from reaching their orchards to extinguish the fire.