Colonialist Settlers Attack West Bank Farmers

17 Nov
6:33 PM

Israeli settlers, on Saturday, reportedly attacked a Palestinian farmer, along with his family, while they were picking olives  in the Jabal Jales area, to the east of Hebron city, in the occupied West Bank.

Local resident Rashed al-Tamini, who was picking olives with his family, said that settlers from a nearby illegal Israeli settlement attacked  them with stones, spreading panic among them, including the children. No injuries were reported, according to WAFA.

Almost a few days ago, settlers destroyed and uprooted fully grown olive trees belonging to al-Tamimi family, in the same area.

Also on Saturday, Palestinians planting trees on Urif village land, in the north of the West Bank, were attacked by Israeli soldiers with both live and rubber-coated bullets, and with tear gas, according to a local official.

The Fateh movement, the Wall and Settlements Resistance Commission and the Palestinian Authority’s agricultural department, in Nablus, joined hands in planting trees on Urif village land threatened with Israeli takeover.

However, even before the tree planting began, Israeli soldiers in the area fired live bullets, rubber-coated metal rounds and tear gas at the gathering, causing cases of suffocation and forcing the activists to disperse and to take cover, to avoid being hit, according to Ghassa Daghlas, from the Wall and Settlements Resistance Commission.

Urif is constantly attacked by Israeli-army backed Jewish settlers who live in illegal settlements to the south of Nablus.

Medical sources said that three Palestinians were injured from live bullets fired by soldiers, one reported in serious condition and transported to hospital. Others were treated for rubber-coated bullet wounds and for tear gas inhalation.

(photo: Wikipedia)

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Chris Carlson is a student of religion at Mount Mercy University, United States, and has been a regular volunteer with the IMEMC since 2013. He assisted in providing extensive coverage of the 2014 Israeli military offensive on the Gaza Strip and continues, into the present day, with the issues at hand. He can be reached via email at c h r i s @ i m e m c . o r g.

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