OCCUPIED WB, (PIC)– The Israeli settlers’ attacks have escalated recently in West Bank cities, where they uprooted on Thursday 40 olive seedlings in Yatta, south of al-Khalil.
Dozens of settlers stormed Khella Gazioa area in Yatta town and uprooted 40 olive seedlings under the protection of Israeli forces, the activist Ratib Jabour said.
Jabour added that the Israeli forces prevented the Palestinian farmers from having access to their lands while protecting the settlers in attacking Palestinians and their properties.
In similar attack, Israeli settlers have severely beaten a Palestinian farmer up and stole his olive fruits in Zawiya town in Salfit, while he was with his wife picking olives on his land.
They also forced his family to leave the land before steeling his olive harvest.
Palestinian farmers in West Bank districts have complained of the escalated settlers attacks that precede the olive harvest season.
In Nablus, Palestinian farmers are subjected to settlers’ attacks on daily basis especially near Itamar and Elon Moreh settlement built on Palestinian lands.
Local sources in Deir al-Hatab said that the Israeli soldiers prevented Palestinian farmers from reaching their lands without coordination with the Israeli Civil Administration.
Meanwhile, Israeli settlers from Itamar settlement have attacked farmers in Furik municipality where 4 Palestinians were arrested.
Settler attacks usually witness a sharp escalation during the Olive harvest season, and include the uprooting of Palestinian trees, in addition to attacks the residents, and international supporters, while picking their olive trees.
(Some) Examples of attacks by Jewish Colonists in Palestine
I emphasize, just some examples….
For a full overview see: Category Settler Violence
- Israel Arms & Trains Illegal Settlers for Rampage in Occupied Palestine – In Photos
- Leaked document “Operation Summer Seeds”: Israeli forces train & arm settlers to attack Palestinian protesters – Source
- Netherlands blocks EU report about Settler Violence, The Rights Forum exposes it – Source & Translations
- MP Barghouthi warns of massacres after Israel arms, trains settlers – Source
- Israel gives settlers weapons for September- Source
- How US “charities” break tax laws to fund Israeli settlements – EI
- France’s JDL’s “Travel Agency” Call for “Militant Rampage Trip”- Source
- Israeli settlers to be armed with dogs as well as tear gas and stun grenades – Source
- Topic – Settler Terrorism – Source
- Video – Settler Attack dogs of the West Bank | Video | Reuters.com