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Israeli settlers attack Palestinian construction crew south of Nablus

 

NABLUS, March 6, 2018 (WAFA) – Israeli settlers Tuesday morning attacked Palestinian road construction crew to the north of Einabus village, south of Nablus, said a local activist.

Ghassan Daghlas, who monitors settlement activities in the northern West Bank, said that a number of settlers from the illegal settlement of Yitzhar indiscriminately opened fire on the road construction crew, injuring a crew member with a rubber-coated steel bullet in the leg.

They also physically assaulted other crew members, inflicting bruises to their bodies, and destroyed an excavator.

Meanwhile, settlers from Regavim settler group razed vast tracts of Palestinian land east of Khirbet al-Majaz, one of the 19 localities comprising Masafer Yatta, south of Hebron.

According to Coordinator of the Anti-Settlement and Wall Committee Ratib Jabour, settlers from Regavim group started razing hundreds of dunums of farmland in that area as a prelude to seize them.

Jabour identified the landowners as the al-Na‘amin, Makhamra, Awad and Abu ‘Iram families.

Masafer Yatta is a collection of almost 19 hamlets to the south of Hebron, which relies heavily on animal husbandry as the main source of livelihood.

Located in Area C of the West Bank, under full Israeli administrative and military control, the area has been subjected to repeated Israeli violations by settlers and soldiers targeting their main source of living; livestock.

Israeli violations against the area include demolition of homes, residential structures and animal barns,. Issuance of construction permits by Israel to local Palestinians in the area is constricted.

K.F./T.R.

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