Israeli settlers attack farmers south of Nablus Published: Tue, 13-March-2018

Israeli settlers on Monday attacked a number of Palestinian farmers while they were tending to their agricultural land in Hawara town, south of Nablus, to the north of occupied West Bank.

Local activist Ghassan Daghles said that the settlers from Yitzhar settlement, built illegally on Palestinian-private lands, attacked the farmers while they were ploughing their land north of the town.

The settlers also attempted to destroy the farmers’ agricultural trucks, he added.

Settlers routinely attack Palestinians and their property to intimidate local communities to leave their land.

Israeli occupation soldiers are often present during attacks and rarely intervene to protect Palestinians from settler violence.

Source: Palestinian Information Center