SALFIT, Saturday, March 27, 2021 (WAFA) – Israeli settlers attacked today evening two Palestinian farmers in the town of Kafr ad-Dik to the west of Salfit, in the occupied West Bank, according to a local activist.
Local activist, Faris ad-Dik, told WAFA a number of settlers, illegally residing in the occupied Palestinian Territory, attacked two farmers and vandalized their privately-owned agricultural rooms.
Israeli settlers’ vandalism in the occupied West Bank is routine and is done with full backing by the Israeli authorities, said the Israeli human rights group B’Tselem.
“Settler violence and vandalism takes place with full backing by the Israeli authorities. Sometimes soldiers take part in the assault; at other times, they stand idly by. The police makes no substantial effort to investigate the incidents, nor takes measures to prevent them or stop them in real time,” it said.
Israel benefits from the repercussions, as settler violence has gradually dispossessed Palestinians of more and more areas in the West Bank, paving the way for a state takeover of land and resources, said B’Tselem.