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Israeli settlers attack Palestinians in Masafer Yatta area

HEBRON, Saturday, May 08, 2021 (WAFA) – Israeli settlers, backed by army forces, attacked today evening Palestinian homes, farmers, and shepherds in Masafer Yatta area to the south of Hebron, in the southern occupied West Bank, according to a local activist.

Fuad al-'Amour, the coordinator of the Protection and Steadfastness Committee in Masafer Yatta, told WAFA that a group of settlers, under the protection of Israeli forces, attacked Palestinian homes and used live ammunition against residents in the village of At-Tuwani.

In a separate incident, settlers attacked Palestinian farmers and shepherds while tending to their lands and livestock in Khirbet al-Tuba and Maghayir al-Abeed, two locales east of Yatta area.

No injuries were reported in both incidents.

Settler violence against Palestinians and their property is routine in the West Bank and is rarely prosecuted by Israeli authorities.

T.R.

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