On Thursday, illegal Israeli colonizers assaulted a Palestinian elder in a village south of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank, causing various injuries.

Hasan Breijiyya, the head of the Bethlehem office of the Wall & Colonization Resistance Commission, said the colonizers attacked Mohammad Yahia Ayesh, 70, in the Khallet An-Nahla area in Artas village, south of Bethlehem.

Breijiyya added that Mohammad suffered various cuts and bruises before Palestinian medics took him to a local clinic.

The colonizers have lately escalated their violations against the Palestinians and their lands in Khallet An-Nahla and caused several injuries and serious property damage, including demolishing sheds and structures.