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Palestinians attempting to reach their lands in south of West Bank attacked by Israeli settlers

Palestinians attempting to reach their lands in south of West Bank attacked by Israeli settlers
Israeli settlers attacking Palestinians. (File photo)

HEBRON, Saturday, October 16, 2021 (WAFA) – Palestinians in Yatta, south of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, were today prevented by Israeli settlers backed by soldiers from reaching their lands east of Yatta town, according to Rateb al-Jabour, a local activist.

He told WAFA that settlers prevented the landowners from reaching their lands located near the illegal Avigal, Susiya and Mitzpe Yair settlements to inspect it after settlers had set up water reservoirs on their lands to irrigate trees they had illegally planted in the Palestinian-owned land.

He said the settlers, with protection from the soldiers, attacked the landowners and prevented them from reaching their land, pushing them back.

The settlers had illegally taken over more than 300 dunums of privately-owned land in Yatta and claimed it for their own.

M.K.

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