HEBRON, Friday, September 24, 2021 (WAFA) – Israeli settlers today attacked Palestinians in Susya village, south of Hebron city, as a European Union delegation made his way to the village, according to WAFA correspondent.
She said that settlers, under military protection, assaulted the villagers of Susya as EU representatives was visiting the southern West Bank village, inflicting bruises and cuts across the bodies of several villagers.
She added that Israeli soldiers held the EU delegation and declared the village a closed military zone.
Meanwhile, Fuad al-‘Amour, a local anti-settlement activist, said that the settlers attempted to storm the village as the EU representatives were paying an inspection visit to the outskirts of the village, but they were fended off by the villagers.
He named one of the casualties as the Anti-Wall and Settlements Committees Coordinator, Rateb Jabour, who sustained wounds in his head and chest and was subsequently rushed to a hospital for treatment.
Settler violence against Palestinians and their property is routine in the West Bank and is rarely prosecuted by Israeli authorities.
Settler violence includes property and mosque arsons, stone-throwing, uprooting of crops and olive trees, attacks on vulnerable homes, among others.
There are over 700,000 Israeli settlers living in colonial settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.