NABLUS, Israeli settlers today attacked Palestinian farmers harvesting their olive crops in the town of Beit Furik, east of the occupied northern West Bank city of Nablus, according to local sources.
Ghassan Daghlas, who monitors settlement activities in the northern West Bank, told WAFA that a group of settlers from the illegal colonial settlement of Itamar attacked the Palestinian farmers as they were harvesting their olive crops and prevented them from proceeding with the harvest.
He said that the Israeli settlers have escalated their fierce attacks as Palestinian farmers began this year’s olive harvest.
The olive harvest is one of the most important seasons for thousands of Palestinian households in the occupied territories whose income depends heavily on the success of this season.
Source: Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA)