Illegal colonial settlers assaulted, on Saturday, Palestinian farmers and killed 10 sheep in Yatta town of Masafer Yatta, south of Hebron in the southern occupied West Bank.

According to Ratib al-Jubour, the coordinator of the Popular Committees to Resist the Wall and Settlements in the region, said that a group of settlers assaulted Palestinian shepherds and farmers, injuring a number of them.

He stated that the colonists slaughtered 10 sheep belonging to the farmers, under the full protection of the Israeli army.

Al-Jubour added that the Israeli colonists came from the “Mitzpe Yair” and “Sons of Jacob Dalia” colonies, illegally built on Palestinian land.

In related news, a number of Israeli settlers attacked Palestinian shepherds grazing their sheep in Kisan village, south of Bethlehem in the southern West Bank, injuring one shepherd.

Local activist Ahmed Ghazal stated that settlers beat the Palestinian shepherds who were grazing their sheep on Palestinian lands, adjacent to the illegal Ebi Hanahel colony.

Ghazal added that the injured shepherd was subsequently abducted by the occupation soldiers.