Israeli settlers, protected by Israeli occupation forces, uprooted about 200 olive trees in the Palestinian-owned lands in Yatta, south of occupied Hebron on Monday evening, February 28, 2023.
Fuad Al-Amour, a Palestinian official in charge of monitoring Israeli settlement activities in the Masafer Yatta, said that Israeli settlers destroyed 200 olive trees owned by the Palestinian farmer Ghassan Daajna.
Activist Al-Amour pointed out that Israeli settlers tried to set fire to a room in the land, but the Palestinian villagers managed to expel them.
In a related development, the Israeli settlers opened fire at Palestinian homes east of occupied Masafer Yatta, Al-Amour added.
He said that Israeli settlers chanted racist slogans calling for killing Arabs and Palestinians, causing terror and panic among Palestinian families.
In addition, Al-Amour explained that Israeli settlers regularly attack Palestinian families in Masafer Yatta, attacking their homes, trees, and properties.
About 700,000 Israeli settlers live currently in more than 200 settlements built on Palestinian land considered illegal under international law.
Palestinian figures showed that Israeli forces and settlers carried out about 700 attacks against Palestinian families and their properties in the occupied West Bank.
The attacks included assaulting Palestinians, uprooting trees, razing lands, seizing properties, burning and vandalizing vehicles, and closing roads.