HEBRON, Friday, May 06, 2022 (WAFA) – A Palestinian shepherd was hurt this afternoon after he was attacked by a group of extremist Israeli settlers in the village of Umm al-Kheir, located in Masafer Yatta area in the south of Hebron province in the occupied West Bank, according to local sources.
Fo’ad Emour, a local anti-occupation activist, told WAFA that a group of Israeli settlers physically assaulted Omar Hathalin, a Palestinian shepherd from the village, causing him a facture in the shoulder. Emour added that the settlers also assaulted the sheep and broke their limbs.
Violence and vandalism by Israeli settlers are commonplace in the occupied West Bank, and are never prosecuted by the occupation authorities.
Attacks by settlers against Palestinians particularly intensified during the last few days, with Israeli occupation army turning a blind eye to the violence spree and providing the settlers with protection.
The last night alone, Israeli settlers torched Palestinian-owned vehicles in the village of Urif, in Nablus province, and attacked and vandalized property in the village of Mukhmas in the Jerusalem province.