NABLUS, Sunday, October 03, 2021 (WAFA) – Illegal Israeli settlers today chopped off dozens of olive trees in the village of Burin, in the occupied West Bank province of Nablus, according to local sources.
Ghassan Daghlas, who monitors Israeli settlement activities in the area, told WAFA that the villagers were shocked to find out in the morning that dozens of their olive trees were chopped down by settlers from the nearby Israeli colonial settlement of Yitzhar.
The attack comes as Palestinian farmers across Palestine are gearing up for the annual olive harvest season, which they usually mark at the onset of October each year.
Settler violence against Palestinian civilians, even though almost daily, has in recent years intensified during the crucial olive harvest season.
The olive harvest is one of the most important seasons for thousands of Palestinian households in the occupied territories whose income depends heavily on the success of this season.