BETHLEHEM, Saturday, October 19, 2019 (WAFA) – Israeli settlers attacked today Palestinian farmers and international supporters while harvesting their olive crops in the village of al-Jaba’a, to the south of Bethlehem in the West Bank, according to local and security sources.
Diab Masha’la, head of the al-Jaba’a village council, told WAFA that settlers from the illegal settlement of Bat Ayin attacked with stones olive harvesters and international supporters. No injuries were reported.
He said an Israeli army force later arrived at the scene of the attack and briefly detained the international supporters.
Settler violence against Palestinian civilians, even though almost daily, intensifies during the crucial olive harvest season.
Several attacks by Israeli settlers against vulnerable Palestinian communities have been reported since the beginning of this year’s olive harvest, some of them resulted in the injury of civilians.