NABLUS, (PIC)– A gang of Israeli extremist settlers burned down dozens of Palestinian olive trees in Hawara town, south of Nablus, and in Barta’a, in Jenin.
Eye-witnesses told a PIC correspondent that hordes of Yitzhar settlers set fire to Palestinian olive trees in al-Laf area, near Hawara town.
Several trees were reduced to ashes as a result of the fires that spread out quickly, the witnesses added.
In a related event, the Israeli occupation troops set fire to Palestinian agricultural lands in eastern Barta’a, in Jenin, leading to severe material damage.
Violent clashes broke out between the landowners and the IOF soldiers in the process.
The IOF soldiers have been cordoning off the industrial and commercial zone in the village.
Dozens of Palestinian civilians were rushed to hospital as they inhaled tear gas fired by the IOF throughout the clashes.