Days of Palestine – Nablus
Israeli settlers on Friday chopped down dozens of olive trees in As-Sawiya village, south of Nablus city, according to a local municipal source.
Head of As-Sawiya Village Council Murad Abu Ras said 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 Rechalim.
Abu Ras added that settlers have been frequently targeting Palestinian olive groves in the village, and destroying centuries-old olive trees.
Settler attacks intensify as Palestinian farmers start the olive harvesting season. Attacks are mainly in the northern villages near Nablus and Salfit districts, which have the largest concentration of colonial settlements.