NABLUS,� Israeli settlers from Yitzhar Thursday set fire to farming land in the town of Huwwara, south of Nablus, according to Ghassan Daghlas, an official who monitors settler activities in the north of the West Bank.
He said residents saw dozens of settlers setting fire to the land and watched from the hills celebrating as the fire raged in the area.
Fire gutted olive trees in the area, he said, as fire fighters and residents were trying to contain it before it spreads to other areas.
Weather conditions and high wind cause fires to spread fast as officials have warned against starting fire anywhere.
However, officials said the settlers took advantage of the bad weather conditions to destroy as much as possible of the Palestinian agricultural land knowing very well that the fire is going to spread fast.
Source: Palestine News & Info Agency (WAFA)