RAMALLAH, Friday, February 12, 2021 (WAFA) – Israeli settlers today attacked Palestinian farmers in Shufa village, southeast of the northern West Bank city of Tulkarm, according to an activist.
Tahseen Hamed, a local activist, said that a group of settlers forced their way into a plot of land belonging to the Hamed family, and expelled the farmers who were planting olive saplings at gunpoint.
The plot of land is located west of the Israeli colonial settlement of Avni Hevetz, which was constructed on lands seized from Shufa village.
Settler violence against Palestinians and their property is routine in the West Bank and is rarely prosecuted by Israeli authorities.
Settlers‘ 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.