NABLUS, November 30, 2017 (WAFA) – A Palestinian farmer was shot dead by Israeli settlers while he was working in his land near the village of Qusra, to the south of Nablus in the West Bank, according to medical sources.
Israeli settlers reportedly opened fire at Mahmoud Zaal Odeh, in his forties, injuring him seriously. He was announced dead a few minutes later.
This is not the first time a Palestinian is killed by illegal Israeli settlers. On May 18, an Israeli settler shot and killed a 23-year-old Palestinian during a protest in Huwwata, to the south of Nablus.
In 2016 alone, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) documented 107 settler attacks on Palestinians and their properties in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem.
Human rights groups have often argued that Israeli settlers enjoy impunity when they commit violence targeting Palestinians or their property. Of 289 cases of ideologically-motivated offences documented by the Yesh Din rights group between 2013 and 2016, only 8.2 percent led to indictments against offenders, according to the group‘s March 2017 report.