A delegation from Rabbis for Human Rights joined Monday Palestinian farmers from Beit Furik, near the West Bank city of Nablus, to prune their trees in fileds close to the nearby settlement of upper Itamar.Ã‚Â
According to the Israeli peace group, a group of them and two Palestinian farmers were brutally attacked by a group of armed settlers.
Rabbi Arik Ascherman and the two Palestinian men were detained and their IDs confiscated. The army was present but did nothing.Ã‚Â
‘They are lucky [the Palestinians] because you wear a kippah, otherwise I would have shot them all’. One of the settlers told Rabbi Ascherman.
According to Ascherman, his wife received a phone call from someone who identified himself as one of the attacking settlers and threatened to ‘pay her a visit’,Ã‚Â
The Israeli group and the two Palestinian farmers filed a complaint at the police station.