Seventy-year-old Aziz Abdul-Karim Hanini from the village of Beit Djan east of Nablus had barely healed from wounds he sustained two months ago after being attacked by settlers when he was attacked again on at Sunday afternoon.

Mutasim Hanani, who accompanied his uncle to the Nablus Specialist Hospital, said two settlers attacked him around three in the afternoon while he was herding his sheep near the town.

The settlers cut Hanani with a razor, beat him with a club and kicked him while cursing and yelling profanities.

Mutasim said his uncle suffered bruises and abrasions of varying degrees and was kept in hospital for treatment and observation.

Hanani said the two settlers were masked and that they came from the direction of the nearby Alon Moreh settlement.

Two months ago, Hanani was also hospitalized after being attacked by settlers in the same area.

His son, Abdul-Hakim, is serving a life sentence in an Israeli prison. So far, he has served 13 years.