Israeli soldiers shot and seriously injured, on Sunday morning, a young Palestinian man in Tulkarem, in northern West Bank, after the army prevented many families from entering their orchards to harvest their olive trees.

Media sources said the soldiers attacked many Palestinians, and prevented them from entering their olive orchards, and added that the soldiers also fired many live rounds at them.

They stated that one Palestinian was shot with a live Israeli army round and suffered a life-threatening injury.

The attack comes amidst seriously escalating Israeli violations against the Palestinians in their orchards, and include frequent assaults by colonialist settlers, illegally squatting on Palestinian lands.

These violations escalate during the olive harvest season, especially in lands that are isolated by the illegal Annexation Wall, or close to illegal colonies and outposts, which were built on stolen Palestinian lands.

They also include cutting, burning and uprooting trees, picking olive trees and stealing the produce, in addition to assaulting the Palestinians and forcing them out of their orchards.

Israel’s colonies in the West Bank, including occupied Jerusalem, are illegal under International Law, the Fourth Geneva Conventions, and various United Nations and Security Council Resolutions.

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