HEBRON, Tuesday, October 18, 2022 (WAFA) – Israeli setters today attacked Palestinian olive pickers and stole their harvest in the town of Qaffin to the north of Tulkarem, according to the town’s mayor, Waleed Sabah.
The mayor said that settlers beat up farmers while they were harvesting their olives in Wadi Salem area to the northeast of the town of Qaffin, causing one of the farmers multiple bruises throughout his body.
Settlers reportedly chased farmers out of their lands and stole their harvest.
The attack was led by an Israeli settler who took over the area three years ago and placed caravans there for raising sheep.
Since the start of this olive season, settlers have been attacking at gunpoint Palestinian olive pickers and stealing their harvest.
The olive harvest is a national holiday and a main source of income for thousands of Palestinian households.
The settlers have been responsible for the destruction of thousands of olive trees in the occupied territories over the years, but mainly around the harvest season to maximize the damage to the farmers and country, without anyone ever being arrested or charged with vandalism of private property, rather, Palestinians charge, they carry out their mischievous acts under the cover and protection of the Israeli army.