A horde of Israeli settlers on Tuesday afternoon torched large areas of Palestinian land in Madama village in the West Bank district of Nablus.
Eyewitnesses reported that the fire destroyed dozens of olive trees owned by Palestinian citizens in Madama and neighboring villages.
They said that Israeli occupation forces deliberately hindered the work of Palestinian civil defense crews who rushed to the scene to put out the fire and fired tear gas canisters at them.
Madama residents said that a few days ago, the same Israeli settler group, who come from Yitzhar Settlement, seized a water well in their village and set up a pump to steal water from it and transfer it to their houses.
Settler violations are almost a daily occurrence in the West Bank, and Madama village in Nablus is one of the hardest-hit areas.