A group of Israeli settlers attacked Palestinian farmers and shepherds working on their land in the village of Dier Nitham, north of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, on Saturday afternoon.The farmers reported that they were working their land alongside some local shepherds when a group of armed Israeli settlers attacked them and beat them up. The settlers forced them from the land and told them not to come back.
The settlers also took over the nearby natural water well that is used by the villagers to water their crops. Villagers stated that settlers now use it for swimming and are protected by the army while doing so.
The setters come from the settlement of Homesh which is illegally built on land stolen from the village of Dier Nitham.