Settlers fire at teenage Palestinian farmers

Settlers fire at teenage Palestinian farmers

NABLUS,– Ten Zionist settlers fired at and chased three Palestinian farmers in Deir Istiya village, Nablus, on Tuesday morning while tending to their lands.

The village’s mayor said that the three farmers, all in their teens, were fertilizing olive trees in one of the fields north of the village when the settlers mounting horses attacked them.

He noted that the field is near to the settlement of Emanuel, which was established on village lands, adding that the assaults are recurrent.

Meanwhile, other settlers from Alon Moreh settlement established on lands of the villages of Deir Al-Hatab and Azmut east of Nablus installed five prefabricated houses in the vicinity of the settlement in a bid to initiate a new expansion to the settlement.

Israeli occupation forces (IOF) on Monday stormed an area near Duma village, south of Nablus, and delivered evacuation notices to six Bedouin families, local sources reported.

They added that the soldiers told the Bedouins that they have to evacuate their homes within two days, threatening to demolish their homes.

IOF troops served similar notices to tens of Bedouins near occupied Jerusalem, sources said, adding that around 600 families would be affected by the decision.

Radio Israel reported that IOF soldiers arrested five Palestinians in a number of villages, south of Bethlehem, at dawn Tuesday.