IOF kidnap shepherd, take his cattle in Tubas, Settlers Attack Palestinians

02/04/2011 – 02:23 PM

WEST BANK, (PIC)– The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) kidnapped a Palestinian shepherd from Tamun village in the West Bank district of Tubas and confiscated his cattle.

Local sources said the IOF kidnapped a shepherd called Ghazi Bisharat, 19, at the pretext he was herding his cattle near an Israeli settlement in Tubas.

The troops handcuffed and blindfolded the villager before taking him to an unknown destination, eyewitnesses said.

The IOF also kidnapped on Friday morning a Palestinian villager who was protecting his land from Jewish settlers

The Hebrew radio did not mention that the villager was defending his land, but claimed that he used a shovel to attack a settler from Netzer outpost in Gush Ezion settlement area.

The radio added that the incident happened when a fight broke out between settlers and Palestinians over the ownership of a piece of land currently cultivated by the settlers.

In a separate incident, Jewish settlers at noon Friday savagely attacked Palestinian farmers in Al-Khader village, south of Bethlehem city.

Eyewitnesses told a reporter for the Palestinian information center (PIC) that hand fighting took place between the farmers and trespassing Jewish settlers as the formers were trying to defend their agricultural lands.

They added that Israeli troops came to the scene and attacked the Palestinian farmers with batons injuring some of them. One farmer was taken to an unknown destination by the troops.

Another group of Israeli settlers from Deboya settlement on Friday set fire to bowers used by Palestinian storekeepers as shades on Al-Shalala street in Al-Khalil city.

Firefighters of the municipal council in Al-Khalil extinguished the fire and prevented it from extending to nearby stores.


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