A group of armed Israeli settlers attacked Palestinian farmers east of Hebron city in the southern West Bank on Tuesday afternoon.
Palestinian media sources reported that around 20 armed settlers from Kharsena, an illegal settlement that is built on stolen Palestinian land and is located to the east of Hebron city, attacked Palestinian farmers with rifle butts and batons, injuring two.
Medical sources stated that Sarah Sultan, 60, and ‘A’isha Sultan, 17, sustained cuts and bruises all over their bodies. Both women were moved to a nearby clinic for treatment.
In related news, a further group of right-wing Israeli settlers, along with several Israeli soldiers, attacked and ransacked a Palestinian home in the same area. This incident also took place on Tuesday.
The family reported that the soldiers and settlers surrounded the house and threw stones and rocks at it. Following this, soldiers then stormed and ransacked their home.