Days of Palestine

Monday, February 6

Settlers assault Palestinian farmers, troops kill civilian

Days of Palestine -

Days of Palestine, West Bank –Israeli settlers assaulted on Monday morning Palestinian farmers in Nablus, while Israeli troops killed civilian in Al-Khalil.

Palestinian farmers picking up olives in their farms east of the West Bank city of Nabalus said that Israeli settlers assaulted them while they were working.

Ghassan Daghlas, who monitors settler activity in the norther West Bank, said that a group of settlers from Elon Moreh threw rocks at farmers in the Azmut and Deir al-Hatab areas east of Nablus.

The farmers were forced to leave their land despite having organised access to their fields through the Palestinian and Israeli liaison offices.

Settlers also attacked a 66-year-old man, identified as Hajj Tawfiq, moderately injuring him, Daghlas said.

Meanwhile, the Israeli troops opened fire at a Palestinian civilian at Beit Einun junction north of Al-Khalil, claiming he stabbed an Israeli settler.

The Palestinian, who was shot and killed at the scene, was identified as Raed Jaradat, 22, from Al-Khalil.

Israeli army spokesperson claimed that Jaradat stabbed an Israeli settler in the neck, causing him moderate injuries, Israeli media reported.