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Israeli forces attack olive harvesters in West Bank village


NABLUS, Thursday, October 24, 2019 (WAFA) – Israeli soldiers today attacked olive harvesters in al-Lubban al-Sharqiya village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and held some of them, reported WAFA correspondent.

He said the Wall and Settlements Resistance Commission, Fatah movement and al-Lubban village council have organized a voluntary workday to help Palestinian farmers in the village to harvest their olive crops in their lands located near the illegal Jewish settlement of Eliah.

The soldiers attacked the volunteers and farmers, beat them up and threw stun grenades in their direction to get them to leave their lands.

They also held the head of the village council and another volunteer for a while and also seized mobile phones of journalists who were covering the event.

Local and international volunteers often help farmers in areas close to the settlements to harvest their crops, mainly during the olive harvest season, while providing them with protection from settler attacks.


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