Palestinian farmer Mahmoud Abu Shinar investigates two rows of cut olive trees, something he said turned into a sadly familiar vision. He did not see who took a chainsaw at night, but blamed the residents of an Israeli settlement a few hundred meters away.
Some of the incidents are seen as attempts to revenge after the Palestinian attacks on Israelis, even if the peasants were not involved.
More than 7,000 Palestinian property trees have been vandalized by the end of the year, according to the United Nations.
Only 10 meters away there is an abandoned house with Hebrew graffiti, while the Israeli settlement of Har Brakha is on top of a hill.
The peasants said two days before the colonists ran and damaged trees.
British woman Caroline, who refused to give her her full name, said she had been traveling every year for a decade to work with Palestinian communities close to "particularly difficult settlements."