Five residents and a journalist were reported injured on Thursday after being attacked by Israeli troops near the southern West Bank city of Hebron.

Farmers said that Israeli settlers along with bulldozers arrived this morning at their lands located near Kriat Arba settlement and started to destroy their crops.

When farmers tried to stop the settlers, soldiers attacked them using rifle buts and batons injuring five of them and a journalist, the farmers said.

The Palestinian Red Crescent Society reported that all those injured were moved to a local hospital in Hebron city after sustaining moderate wounds.