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With start of olive harvest season, Jewish settlers attack Palestinian farmers in West Bank


NABLUS, Saturday, October 12, 2019 (WAFA) –Jewish settlers attacked today Palestinian farmers picking olives in the village of Burin, to the south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, according to a local source.

Ghassan Daghlas, who monitors settlement activities in the area, told WAFA that settlers from the nearby notorious illegal settlement of Yitzhar attacked the farmers while picking olives in their fields near the village. No injuries were reported.

Yesterday, a 55-year-old farmer was injured in a similar attack by Jewish settlers in the nearby village of Tel, and two days earlier settlers stole the olive crops from a local farmer in the same village.

Settler violence is commonplace across the occupied West Bank, which mainly increases during the olive harvest season, and is rarely prosecuted by Israeli authorities as the Palestinian Authority has no jurisdiction over Israeli settlers.


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