Israeli settlers today stole harvesting tools and olive crops from lands in the northern occupied West Bank, according to an official source.
Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian Authority official who monitors settler activities, told WAFA that residents of Qaryout village, south of Nablus, noticed when they arrived at their fields this morning that the olive harvest tools they were using to pick the olives in their lands located near the illegal settlement of Shavot Rahel were missing.
He said the farmers also stopped Israeli settlers who was stealing their crops and kicked them out of their lands.
Settlers intensify their assault against Palestinian farmers during the olive harvest season, considered one of the main sources of income for Palestinians. They often synchronize their raids and assaults with soldiers, who provide them with cover and protection.