Dozens of Israeli settlers and soldiers attacked, Friday, Palestinian farmers working on their lands in the southern West Bank district of Hebron, and in Nablus, in the northern part of the West Bank, several injuries were reported.In Nablus, one woman suffered various cuts and bruises after a group of extremist settlers attacked her and her husband, and hurled stones at them.
Local sources reported that the settlers came from the Yitzhar illegal settlement, south of Nablus, and added that the settlers violently attacked Mohammad Rashed Ghazal, 47, and his wife, Hanan Eghbariyya, 43. Hanan was injured in the head and shoulders and was moved to a local hospital.
Rashid said that as he and his wife went to their orchard to pick their olive trees in Ein Mikhna area, close to the Huwwara military roadblock, they found out that the settlers were picking their olives; the settlers then attacked them while the army did not intervene.
In Ithna town, near Hebron, five Palestinians, including four family members, were injured after Israeli soldiers attacked them as they were picking olive trees in their orchard.
Medical sources reported that resident Mohammad Bashir Sleimiyya suffocated after inhaling gas fired by the army at dozens of Palestinians picking olives in Wad Reesha area, at the western entrance of Ithna, west of Hebron.
Also, four members of the same family were injured after being violently beaten by Israeli soldiers in the same area.
It is worth mentioning that the army installed several roadblocks in the Hebron district, stopped and interrogated dozens of residents.