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Israeli Settlers Attack Farmers in West Bank

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QALQILIA, October 6, 2012 (WAFA) Israeli settlers Saturday attacked Palestinian farmers in the village of Kufr Qaddoum, near the northern West Bank town of Qalqilia, while on their way to pick their olive trees, said witnesses.

They told WAFA that more than 100 settlers gathered in an abandoned house southeast of the village and hurled stones at the farmers under the eyes of Israeli soldiers and police who intervened only to stop the farmers from reaching their land.

Meanwhile, settlers from Maon, south of Hebron, and Israeli soldiers chased after Palestinian farmers on their way to pick olives in their land east of the Yatta.

Activist Ratib Jbour said a number of settlers chased after the farmers in an attempt to prevent them from entering their land to pick their olive trees.

Settlers protected by soldiers regularly attack Palestinian farmers during the olive harvest season, considered one of the most important sources of income for the Palestinian people.

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