Two farmers and a child were injured on Wednesday at dawn when Israeli troops attacked villagers from Safa, southern West Bank, as they protested the destruction of their land.Local sources said that military bulldozers started to uproot trees and destroy a farm land that belongs to villagers from Safa on Tuesday night.

As soon as the villagers knew about the military attack they rushed to their land and tried to stop it. Witnesses said that soldiers fired tear gas and rubber-coated steel bullets at them.

Two farmers sustained moderate wounds after being hit with these rubber-coated steel bullets and a five year old child was taken to hospital for effects of tear gas inhalation, medical sources reported.