AL-KHALIL, (PIC)– A group of Jewish settlers attacked on Friday evening two Palestinian youths near the town of Yatta, in Al-Khalil southern West Bank, and broke the foot of one of them.
Eyewitnesses confirmed that 35 disguised Jewish settlers chased the two shepherds, from the area of al-Adra in the town of Yatta, and attacked them by sticks and iron chains.
One of the two young men Ahmed Mohammed Shawahin, 24, suffered a fracture in his foot and was taken to the hospital, while the other suffered bruises all over his body.
The witnesses added that the settlers chased Palestinian farmers and shepherds in the region and vandalized crops in the Palestinian fields by allowing their own sheep to graze on the farmland.
Meanwhile; a group of settlers also attacked on Friday morning a Palestinian worker while he was at his workplace place near Aqraba village south of Nablus.
Ghassan Daghlas, monitoring Jewish settlement activity in northern West Bank, reported that a number of settlers from Itamar settlement hit Muhammad Hashem Bani Jabber, 28, from Aqraba village, causing him fractures and bruises.
He added that the victim was taken to Rafidia hospital west of Nablus to receive treatment, where medics said that he was moderately injured.