Israeli settlers chop off olive trees, attack homes in Nablus
Israeli settlers chop off 30 olive trees belonging to Palestinian farmers.
Palestinian farmers in the town of Kafr Al-Dik, in the occupied West Bank governorate of Salfit, have had their olive trees chopped off by Israeli settlers.
Witnesses told Palestine's WAFA news agency that a group of Israeli settlers chopped off nearly 30 olive trees belonging to local Palestinian citizens from the town of Kafr Al-Dik.
In Nablus Governorate, Israeli settlers provoked Palestinians in the village of Burin by pelting stones at their homes, sparking confrontations.
Attacks and acts of vandalism by settlers, though commonplace year-round, have intensified during the past six months in the occupied West Bank. Such acts are rarely prosecuted by Israeli occupation authorities, and have become commonplace.
Over 600,000 Israeli settlers are living in illegal colonial settlements in the occupied West Bank and occupied Al-Quds, in violation of international law.
The Israeli occupation is set to approve next week the planning and building of some 4,000 settlement units in the occupied West Bank, the Israeli ministry of security announced Friday.
"Tel Aviv's" announcement comes in light of preparations for a trip by US President Joe Biden to the occupied territories set to take place in late June amid calls on his administration to curb the Israeli expansionism and treading onto more Palestinian land.
The occupation has been using the argument that a government collapse would be imminent if "Tel Aviv" did not approve new settlements to push forward its expansionist agenda in front of the United States.