Jewish Settlers Attack Palestinian Farmer in Occupied West Bank

Published October 18th, 2018 - 06:53 GMT
A Palestinian farmer plows his land in Gaza Strip near border fence with Israel (AFP/file photo)
A Palestinian farmer plows his land in Gaza Strip near border fence with Israel (AFP/file photo)

A Palestinian farmer on Wednesday suffered fractures and bruises after being attacked by Jewish settlers in the occupied West Bank, according to eyewitnesses.

Dozens of settlers, witnesses said, beat Mahmoud Hussein, a 20-year-old Palestinian farmer, while the latter was harvesting olives in Burqa, an Arab town near the West Bank city of Nablus.

According to witnesses, Hussein suffered a fractured arm -- in addition to bruises all over his body -- and is now being treated at Nablus’s Rafidia Hospital.

Jewish settlers frequently stage attacks on Palestinian towns and farms -- and their Arab inhabitants -- across the Israeli-occupied West Bank.

According to Palestinian figures, more than 650,000 Jewish settlers currently live on 196 settlements (and more than 200 settler “outposts”) scattered throughout the West Bank, including East Jerusalem.

International law views the West Bank and East Jerusalem as "occupied territories" and considers all settlement-building activity there to be illegal.

This article has been adapted from its original source.


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