A group of fanatic illegal paramilitary Israeli colonizers attacked and injured, Tuesday, several Palestinian shepherds in the Masafer Yatta area, near Yatta town, south of the southern West Bank city of Hebron.

Rateb Jabour, the coordinator of the National and Popular Committees against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in southern Hebron, said many armed colonizers came from the illegal Mitzpe Ya’ir, Yacoub Dalia, and Ma’on colonies, which were built on stolen Palestinian lands.

He added that the colonizers hurled stones at the shepherds and attacked many with batons, causing several injuries and forcing the locals to leave.

Jabour said the colonizers also tried to invade the nearby villages of Shu’ab al-Batem and al-Fakheet in Masafer Yatta, but the locals intercepted them and pushed them away.

In related news, Israeli soldiers invaded the town of at-Tour in the occupied Palestinian capital, Jerusalem, in the West Bank, and forced a Palestinian family to remove its furniture and belongings in preparation for demolishing it.

On Tuesday at dawn, the soldiers abducted twenty Palestinians, including former political prisoners and a teenage boy, from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank.

On Monday evening, the soldiers killed a Palestinian man, identified as Fahmi Abdul-Rauf Hamad, 57, in Qalandia refugee camp, north of occupied Jerusalem.

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