Israeli settlers ravage Palestinian lands. (File photo via social media)
Israeli settlers, escorted by soldiers, stormed on Thursday private Palestinian land in Urif village in the north of the West Bank and worked on the land without the permission of its owners, reported a local official.
Ghassan Daghlas, the Palestinian Authority’s official in charge of monitoring Israeli settlement and settler activities in the Nablus area, was quoted by WAFA news agency as stating that settlers from the illegal settlement of Yitzhar trespassed on Palestinian land in the eastern part of Urif village and plowed the land in order to plant it.
He added that the Israeli army gave cover to the settlers as they stormed the land and cultivated it, in what he feared was a prelude to another land grab plan.