Days of Palestine

Wednesday, February 1

Israeli settlers assault elderly Palestinian

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Extremist Israeli settlers assaulted an old Palestinian man near Al-Sawiya village south of Nablus in the northern occupied West Bank.

Palestinian security sources said that Issa Saleh Mohamed Saleh, 55, was taken to Rafidiya Hospital in Nablus after he was beaten by four Israeli settlers at an intersection near Al-Sawiya.

Medical sources said that the Palestinian suffered severe wounds in several parts of his body and needs to remain at hospital at least for one week.

Eyewitnesses said that the extremist Israeli settlers beat the Palestinian man before the eyes of the Israeli occupation soldiers, who are guarding the intersection.

However, there are Palestinian Authority police near the area where the Palestinian man was beaten, but they could interfere because they had no authority over the intersection.

Israeli human rights group Yesh Din, along with Israeli rights group B’Tselem, have previously condemned Israeli authorities for failing to protect Palestinians from settler violence or investigate attacks on harvesters and their olive groves that have occurred on a near daily basis.