RAMALLAH, Thursday, April 21, 2022 (WAFA) – Three Palestinian civilians were hurt today after being assaulted by a group of Israeli settlers near the village of Sinjil, the north of Ramallah in the occupied West Bank, according to local sources.
Witnesses told WAFA that a group of Israeli settlers broke into an agricultural area the village and physically attacked Palestinians working in their own land, causing bruises and hurts to them. One of those assaulted was the village’s mayor, Muataz Tawafsheh.
Tawafsheh was moved to hospital for medical treatment.
Attacks and vandalism by Israeli settlers are commonplace across the occupied Palestinian Territories, and are rarely prosecuted by the Israeli occupation authorities.
There are over 650,000 Israeli settlers living in colonial settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem in violation of international law and consensus.