JENIN, Friday, March 20, 2020 (WAFA) – A Palestinian man was injured today after being beaten by Jewish settlers who broke into the site of abandoned Homesh settlement, south of Jenin in the occupied West Bank, according to a Palestinian official.
Ghassan Daghlas, in charge of the Israeli settlements file in the north of the West Bank, told WAFA that settlers attacked and beat up Mustafa Abu Za‘bal, a local villager, while he was working in his farm located near the abandoned settlement of Homesh, causing him bruises.
Daghlas added that the settlers also stole a horse belonging to the man.
Settler violence against Palestinians and their property is routine in the West Bank and is rarely prosecuted by the Israeli authorities.
Israel has repeatedly been blamed by rights groups for fostering a culture of impunity to settler terrorism in the occupied West Bank and for failing to hold perpetrators to account, as it does to Palestinians accused of attacking Israeli forces or settlers.