A Palestinian farmer sustained a moderate injury in his head today when a group of rampaging hardcore Israeli settlers attacked the village of Asira al-Qibliya, to the south of Nablus in the occupied West Bank, according to the village’s mayor.
Hafez Saleh said settlers from the illegal settlement of Yitzhar, nearby, attacked homes of Palestinians on the outskirts of the village and pelted them with stones, injuring a Palestinian man with a rock in his head. The man, identified as Abdulbaset Ahmad, was moved to a nearby hospital for medical treatment.
Saleh added that clashes erupted between local Palestinian residents and Israeli occupation forces who accompanied the settlers in their attack.
The settlement of Yitzhar is notorious for its hardcore Jewish settler community who in the past committed several attacks against Palestinians and their property, including arsons, stone-throwing, uprooting of crops and olive trees, attacks on vulnerable homes, among others.
Settler vandalism of Palestinian property in the occupied territories is almost a daily occurrence, and attacks by settlers are rarely prosecuted by Israeli occupation authorities.