21.03.11 – 12:03| PNN – Palestine News Network
Hebron – PNN – A Palestinian farmer was stabbed by an Israeli settler near the southern West Bank city of Hebron on Monday.
Mohamed Awad, 25, was working his land in Tuba village near Hebron when he was attacked by settlers who stabbed him and then fled the scene.
The young farmer was taken to Hebron city hospital for treatment; doctors say he sustained moderate wounds after having been stabbed three times in the shoulder.
Settler and military attacks targeting Palestinian communities have been on rise over the past two weeks. Settlers attacked Palestinian villages earlier in March when Israel evacuated a settlers’ post in the north, the attacks escalated when an unidentified attacker killed a settler family in Itamar, also in the north of the West Bank. Despite settlers’ claim that it was a Palestinian attacker, no evidence has been provided to support these allegations.