Palestinian Villagers Thwart Jewish Settler Attacks

Palestinian Villagers Thwart Jewish Settler Attacks (photo: special)

West Bank, MINA – Illegal Jewish settlers attacked Al-Jaba’a Village in the Southwest of Bethlehem, West Bank on Saturday, November 9. However, the attack was thwarted by villagers who forced them to leave.

Al-Jaba’a Village Council leader, Diab Masha’lah told Palestinian News Agency (WAFA) on Sunday, settlers from illegal Israeli settlements, Bat Ayin, gathered at the east entrance to the village. The settlers began throwing firecrackers in the direction of civilians’ homes.

He said dozens of residents rushed to the location and could ward off attacks by Jewish settlers and force them to leave. The violence of Jewish settlers occurred almost every day in the occupied West Bank.

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Perpetrators are rarely punished by Israeli occupation authorities. Over the past four weeks, the West Bank has witnessed a wave of attacks by Jewish settlers. The attacks are mostly aimed at Palestinian farmers when they start harvesting olives.

The most violent attack occurred on the morning of October 16, when more than 30 Jewish settlers, who were wearing masks and armed, attacked Palestinian farmers and foreign volunteers in Burin, north of the West Bank. The attack injured three people, one of them was seriously injured. (T/Sj/P2)

Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)