On Friday, Israeli settlers attacked Palestinian homes causing financial damage, near the occupied West Bank city of Hebron.
The mayor of Surif, the city impacted by the attack, Iyad Hamidad, told sources that Jewish settlers attacked houses by hurling stones and opening fire. No casualties were reported by the mayor.
According to Hamidad, Jewish settlers also burned a hut used for agriculture and attacked farmers harvesting olives in Halhul.
In a statement by an official in charge of the settlement file in the northern West Bank, affiliated with the Palestine Liberation Organization’s (PLO), 45 olive trees were cut down in the Burin town of Nablus. Olive harvests were also stolen in Kafr Qaddum in Qalqilya province.
Frequent cut-down or torching of olive trees have been conducted by Jewish settlers in occupied Palestinian territories. The olives are the main source of income for Palestinian farmers in the West Bank. Settlers have also attacked farmers, especially during the olive harvest season.
There are more than 250 illegal Jewish settlements in the West Bank, which Israel occupied in 1967.
According to international law, all Jewish settlements in the occupied territories are considered illegal.