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Settlers attack journalists in Hebron

HEBRON, Saturday, July 24, 2021 (WAFA) – Extremist Israeli settlers today attacked journalists in the neighborhood of Tal Rumeida, in the occupied West Bank city of Hebron, and prevented them from working in the area, according to local sources.

Yaser Abu Markhia, a local activist, told WAFA that a group of settlers from the illegal settlement of Ramat Yishai, located in the heart of Hebron, attacked reporters of Al Jazeera TV and forced them out of the area.

Meantime, a Palestinian civilian sustained injuries in an attack by Israeli settlers targeting Palestinians’ homes in the village of Al-Tuwanah, south of Hebron.

Fo’ad Emour, a local activist, told WAFA that settlers from Havat Maon settlement accompanied by a military escort forced them way into the village and pelted stones at homes. A Palestinian was hit by a stone and injured in the head.

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

It includes arsons of property and mosques, stone-throwing, uprooting of crops and olive trees, attacks on vulnerable homes, among others.

Over 700,000 Israeli settlers live in Jewish-only colonial settlements across occupied East Jerusalem and the West Bank in violation of international law.


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