Jewish Settlers Guarded by Israeli Police Attack Palestinian Olive Pickers

Published October 13th, 2020 - 11:38 GMT
Masked Israeli settlers attack Palestinian olive farmers from the village of Hawara on fields near the settlement of Yitzhar in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, on October 7, 2020. JAAFAR ASHTIYEH / AFP
Masked Israeli settlers attack Palestinian olive farmers from the village of Hawara on fields near the settlement of Yitzhar in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, on October 7, 2020. JAAFAR ASHTIYEH / AFP
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Olive harvest season in the West Bank usually witnesses attacks by Israeli settlers.

Two Palestinian farmers were injured Tuesday in a settler attack in the occupied West Bank, according to a local official.

Dozens of farmers and volunteers were harvesting olives in the town of Burqa, east of Ramallah, when they were attacked by settlers under the protection of Israeli army, Walid Assaf, the head of a local committee against the construction of Israeli settlements in the West Bank, told Anadolu Agency.

He said two farmers were injured and taken to hospital for treatment.


On Monday, five Palestinian farmers were injured in a similar settler attack.

The olive harvest season in the West Bank usually witnesses attacks by Israeli settlers, who seek to prevent Palestinian farmers from reaching their farmlands in the occupied territory, according to Palestinian officials and local residents.

This article has been adapted from its original source.


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