On Thursday, illegal Israeli colonizers attacked Palestinian shepherds and forced them out of grazing lands in the Al-Ein Al-Baida area in Masafer Yatta, south of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank.

Fuad Al-Amour, an activist with the Protection and Steadfastness Committees in southern Hebron, said the paramilitary colonizers invaded the Palestinian grazing lands and forced the Palestinian shepherds out.

Al-Amour added that the colonizers threatened to shoot the shepherds if they did not leave the grazing area.

The attacks are part of seriously escalating Israeli violations against the Palestinians amidst Israeli plans to illegally annex large areas of Palestinian lands after displacing the families to build and expand the illegal colonies, built in violation of International Law and the Fourth Geneva Convention to which Israel is a signatory and a constant violator.

On Thursday morning, Israeli soldiers invaded the northern West Bank city of Nablus, injured ten Palestinians, including two journalists, and abducted four.

On Thursday dawn, Israeli soldiers abducted twenty-one Palestinians, including a teenage girl, from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank.

The soldiers also killed a Palestinian man, Samir Awni Harbi Aslan, 41, in the Qalandia refugee camp, north of the occupied capital, Jerusalem, in the West Bank, and abducted fifteen young men.

The Palestinian Health Ministry said Samir was killed after the soldiers shot him with live fire in the chest; the slain Palestinian is the fourth to be killed by the soldiers in 24 hours.

On Wednesday, Israeli soldiers killed Sanad Mohammad Othman Samamra, 19, after he reportedly stabbed and moderately injured an Israeli colonialist settler near Havat Yehuda illegal colony built on stolen Palestinian lands in Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank.

Also Wednesday, The Palestinian Health Ministry confirmed that a seriously injured young man, Ahmad Amer Abu Jneid, 21, who Israeli soldiers shot and seriously injured earlier in Balata refugee camp, east of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, has succumbed to his wounds.

The number of Palestinians whom Israeli soldiers killed in the first twelve days of this year, 2023, is now seven.

Besides Samir, Sanad, and Ahmad, the soldiers killed Fu’ad Mohammad ‘Abed, 17, from Kafr Dan near Jenin, and Mohammad Samer Houshiyya, 22, from Al-Yamoun near Jenin, Amer Abu Zeitoun, 16, from Nablus, and Adam Essam Ayyad, 15, from Bethlehem.