Israeli settler assaults Palestinians near Nablus

NABLUS, An Israeli Jewish settler on Sunday assaulted two Palestinians as they were working on their land in the village of Qaryout, to the south of Nablus in the occupied West Bank.

Ghassan Daghlas, who monitors Israeli violations in the area, told WAFA that a security guard from the illegal Israeli settlement of Eli attacked a bulldozer driver and a member of the Qaryout village council as they were working on a new agricultural road to the west of the village.

Settler violence against Palestinians and their property is routine in the West Bank and is rarely prosecuted by Israeli authorities.

According to the Israeli rights group B’Tselem, As the occupying force, Israel must protect the Palestinians in the West Bank. However, the Israeli authorities neglect to fulfill this responsibility and do not do enough to prevent Israeli civilians from attacking Palestinians, their property and their lands.

Source: Palestinian News and Info Agency