A Palestinian father and his son were lightly injured on Saturday evening, after an Israeli settler attacked them with an axe, near the village of Deir Estya, to the north of Salfit,  occupied West Bank, according to a local source.

Saeed Zaidan, mayor of the village, told WAFA that a Jewish settler from a nearby illegal settlement attacked Muqbil Fares, a local citizen, and his son, Yousif, while they working in a farm of their own near the village, and lightly injured them.

There has been a noticeable increase in attacks by Jewish settlers on Palestinians and their property, over the past few days. Earlier today, a Palestinian was killed by settlers who attacked the village of al-Mughayer, near Ramallah.

The Palestinian government has blamed the Israeli government of Benjamin Netanyahu for the nurturing a policy of immunity for settlers carrying out attacks on Palestinians.

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