Illegal Israeli settlers attacked Palestinian farmers in At-Tuwani village, southeast of Hebron, while the army assaulted and abducted a teenager, and caused many to sustain inhalation injuries, local sources reported.

On Saturday evening, large numbers of illegal Israeli settlers attacked Palestinian farmers in At-Tuwani village, in the Masafer Yatta area, southeast of Hebron, in the southern occupied West Bank.

Media sources said that dozens of Israeli colonists from the illegal “Havat Ma’on” colony attacked Palestinian farmers and destroyed crops, sparking protests among the locals.

The occupation army arrived on the scene to secure the settlers’ withdrawal out of the village, by firing rubber-coated steel rounds and tear gas canisters at the Palestinian residents who were trying to defend their land.

Several Palestinians suffered the toxic effects of tear gas inhalation.

Sources added that the soldiers assaulted and subsequently abducted a Palestinian teenager, identified as Mohammed Hafez Al-Harini, 19.

Meanwhile, earlier Saturday, illegal Israeli colonists forced Palestinian cattle herders to remove their grazing cattle and leave their own pastures in the northern Jordan Valley.

According to Aref Daraghma, a human rights defender in the Northern Jordan Valley, illegal Israeli colonists forced Palestinians shepherds who were grazing their livestock, off of their own land in Khirbet Tell el Himma, northeast of Tubas, in the northeastern part of the West Bank.