An-Najah News -  According to local activists, Israeli settlers planted trees in a Palestinian land belonging to As-Sawiya village near Nablus city as a means to forcefully seize it.

A group of settlers from the nearby colonial settlement of Rechalim, are planting the villagers’ land in the vicinity of the settlement with trees as a means to seize it, said GhassanDaghlas, who monitors colonial settlement activities in the northern West Bank.

He added that the settlers had uprooted hundreds of trees from this land several years ago.

The village has been a scene of frequent settler attacks, including chopping down dozens of olive trees and wooden electric poles as well as vandalizing utility networks, Settler violence against Palestinians is routine in the West Bank.