Israeli military sources have reported that, for the third time since Sunday, a number of young Israeli settlers of the Yitzhar illegal settlement, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, punctured the tires of a military jeep.The sources said that the jeep is used by soldiers who guard the settlement, and that the attack came just hours after a similar attack was carried out against another army jeep used by the military commander in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

The Radio Bethlehem 2000 has reported that a number of soldiers complained that the settlers are attacking them “instead of thanking them for protecting them, their families and businesses”.

“They are spitting in our faces, humiliating us instead of thanking us”, one soldier said.

Another soldier stated that, while the army is guarding them, “they are stabbing us in the back”, and that the attacks were deliberate.

On Sunday, young settlers of Yitzhar punctured tires of a jeep belonging to the Israeli military commander in the northern part of the West Bank, for the third time in only a few months.

Young settlers also threw stones at the vehicle of a senior commander of the Civil Administration Office, run by the army in the West Bank.

Young settlers of Yitzhar are responsible for dozens of attacks against the Palestinians and their lands, in a number of various nearby Palestinian villages.

In related news, the army said, Tuesday, that six soldiers were wounded during a scuffle with a number of settlers near Nablus.