Israeli settlers attack shepherds in north of West Bank

Israeli settlers today attacked Palestinian shepherds while herding their sheep in Khirbet Tana in the town of Beit Fourik, east of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, according to a local official.

Ghassan Daghlas, an official who monitors settlement activities, said soldiers were watching when settlers attacked shepherds and did not intervene to stop them, but that they intervened only to protect the settlers after residents rushed to help the shepherds and fend off the settlers’ attack.

Residents clashed with the soldiers, who detained a number of people.

Source: Palestine News and Information Agency