Jewish settlers on the rampage in Salfit

Jewish settlers on the rampage in Salfit


SALFIT, — Extremist Jewish settlers on Sunday attacked Palestinian citizens while harvesting their olive crops west of Salfit and tried to rob their harvest, local sources reported.

Eyewitnesses said that two Jewish settlers with firearms and wearing clothes of fanatic Jews tried to steal olive groves near Ein Adas area.

Jewish settlers had previously stolen olive harvests in the Yasuf and Masaha villages in Salfit while Palestinian farmers were blocked form reaping their yields.

Jewish settlers also assaulted Palestinian farmers and foreign solidarity activists in the Jordan Valley, locals reported, adding that the settlers insulted and threatened the farmers in an attempt to drive them away from their land.

Farmers appealed to human rights groups to swiftly pressure the Israeli occupation authority to curb the settlers’ wild practices.