Settlers attack Palestinian farmers harvesting their olive crops

Oct 16,2019

The settlers also set fire to tens of olive trees in the area.

Israeli Jewish settlers attacked on Wednesday Palestinians farmers while harvesting their olive crops in north and south of occupied West Bank, local sources reported.

Ghassan Daghlas, an official in the north of the West Bank, said settlers attacked olive harvesters and international supporters in the village of Burin, south of the occupied West Bank city of Nablus.

He said the settlers attacked the olive pickers causing an injury to an Israeli activist who suffered broken bones and international supporters who suffered bruises.

The settlers also set fire to tens of olive trees in the area.

In the south of the occupied West Bank, settlers threw rocks at olive farmers in Jabaa village south of Bethlehem, said a Palestinian security source.

He said dozens of settlers attacked members of the Hmeidat family as they picked olives, apparently without causing any injury.

The same settlers attacked and injured two days ago an elderly member of the same family who was picking olives in the family fields.

Settler violence against Palestinian civilians, even though almost daily, intensifies during the crucial olive harvest season.

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