Settlers attack Palestinians in south of West Bank, injure some

HEBRON, Saturday, Jewish settlers attacked on Saturday a number of Palestinians in the south of the West Bank injuring some, according to Rateb Jabour, coordinator of the Anti-Settlement Committee in Hebron.

He told WAFA that a group of Jewish settlers from the illegal settlements of Oteniel, Ma’on and Sussia, accompanied by soldiers, physically attacked residents and shepherds in the villages of Tuwaneh, Sousia and Um al-Amad.

He said the settlers used dogs in the attack and injured some of residents.

Nasser Nawaj’a, a local anti-settlement activist, told WAFA that the settlers unleashed their dogs towards him and was bitten in his hand and leg, causing him moderate injuries. He was moved to a nearby hospital for medical treatment.

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

Source: Palestinian News & Info Agency