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Israeli settlers, backed by the army, attack Palestinian olive pickers in Nablus area

NABLUS, Monday, October 25, 2021 (WAFA) – Israeli settlers, backed by Israeli soldiers, attacked today Palestinian olive pickers along the road between the villages of ‘Aqraba and Yanoun to the south of Nablus and stole their crops, according to local anti-settlement activist, Ghassan Daghlas.

The activist said settlers from the illegal Israeli settlement of Itamar attacked Palestinians while they were harvesting their olive crops in land located adjacent to the road between Aqraba and Yanoun villages, which has been shut down by Israel in the face of Palestinian traffic for over 20 years now.

Settlers reportedly targeted Palestinian residents with tear gas canisters while Israeli soldiers stood idly by and provided settlers with protection.

Settlers intensify their assault against Palestinian farmers during the olive harvest season, considered one of the main sources of income for Palestinians. They often synchronize their raids and assaults with soldiers, who provide them with cover and protection.

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