Israeli forces shot a Palestinian man in the northern West Bank on Saturday and then a group of Israeli settlers repeatedly stabbed him, a Palestinian official told Ma’an news.The incident happened in Yanun village, south of Nablus. Jawdat Bani Jabir, 43, was shot by soldiers in the face and the foot. Then a group of Israeli settlers entered the village and began stabbing him repeatedly. His current condition could not be confirmed.
Governorate official Ghassan Daghlas also added that in addition to stabbing Jabir, they also fatally stabbed five cattle. He noted that the people of the village earn their livelihood through agriculture and livestock.
An Israeli army spokesman said he was looking into the incident. He also added that the villagers came out to defend their homes.
The village of Yanun is surrounded by Israeli settlements which have been deemed illegal by both international and Israeli law.