Israel army and settlers attacked on Thursday morning a Palestinian farmer as he was working in his land in Al Khader village near the West Bank city of Bethlehem, local sources reported.

Troops handed out a military order to Mohamed Sobeh from the village to stop farming his land and they threatened to destroy the crops and confiscate his equipments if he does not comply with the order, Mohamed stated.

The villagers claim that settlers from the near by settlements backed with soldiers are have killed some of the farmers’ animals and destroyed their crops.  They also claim that the settlers are planing to confiscate their land to expand their settlements on.