Palestinian medical sources reported that two Palestinians were injured, on Wednesday evening, after being attacked by several extremist Israeli settlers in Burin village, near the northern West Bank city of Nablus.The settlers attacked several Palestinians, including women, who were harvesting their olive trees in the village.
The Palestinian Red Crescent reported that residents Bashir Omran, 22, Mohammad Ayyad, 23, were hospitalized at the Rafidia Governmental Hospital in Nablus suffering various cuts and bruises.
The army arrived at the scene and clashed with the villages instead of removing the settlers, local sources reported.
Settler attacks escalate every year during the Olive harvest season in different parts of the West Bank. Such attacks usually take place in areas that are close to illegal Israeli settlements.
Earlier on Wednesday, a number of extremist Israeli settlers uprooted around 300 olive trees that belong to residents of Al-Mogheer village, east of the central West Bank city of Ramallah.
On Sunday, a group of armed extremist settlers of the Aliyea illegal settlement cut dozens of Olive trees that belong to residents of Qaryout village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus.
On Saturday, Palestinian medical sources in Hebron, in the southern part of the West Bank, reported that dozens of Palestinian villagers, picking their olive trees west of Hebron, were treated for the effects of tear gas inhalation after being attacked by Israeli soldiers.
The soldiers arrived at the scene as extremist settlers were harassing the residents and trying to force them out of their orchards, and used force against the residents instead of removing the settlers, eyewitnesses reported.