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Two international activists injured in settler attack south of Hebron

HEBRON, Thursday, May 13, 2021 (WAFA) – Israeli settlers today injured two international when they attacked Palestinian shepherds, east of Yatta in the southern Hebron district, according to an activist.

Coordinator of the Protection and Steadfastness Committee in Masafer Yatta, Fuad al-Amour, said that a group of settlers used stones and batons to beat a number of Palestinian herders and international solidarity activists in She‘b al-‘Inbiya area, wounding two activists in the head and destroying their vehicle. The casualties were rushed to the Soroka Hospital in Israel.

The assailants came from the Havat Ma‘on colonial outpost.

Al-Amour pointed that the activists were accompanying the shepherds following a wave of violent settler attacks, which involving shooting attacks and denying the shepherds access to the pastures.

Meanwhile, settlers hurled stones towards vehicles with Palestinian registration plates near Umm Safa village, northwest of Ramallah.

The settlers carried out the attack as Israeli soldiers did nothing to stop them.

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

There are over 700,000 Israeli settlers living in colonial settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.


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