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Settlers wound Palestinian in Nablus, uproot hundreds of saplings in Bethlehem
Settlers taking cover of Israeli forces while throwing stones at Palestinians (Photo: Ahmed Hasan)
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ALRAY & Agencies - A number of Israeli settlers attacked a Palestinian man in Urif village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, causing moderate wounds, while settlers uprooted hundreds of grapevine saplings in Bethlehem.

Medical sources said Mohammad Ahmad Ibrahim, 31, suffered various fractures, and bruises, when a number of fanatic Israeli settlers attacked a group of Palestinian villagers. 

In related news, several settlers invaded a Palestinian grapevine in the al-Khader town, south of Bethlehem, and uprooted hundreds of saplings, the Palestine News Network (PNN) has reported.

Coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Wall and settlements in al-Khader, Ahmad Salah, told Wafa News that Israeli soldiers arrived at the scene, detained the owners of the land, and handed a resident a warrant ordering him to head to the Etzion military and security base for interrogation.

According to The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), in 2013, extremist settlers carried out more than 399 attacks against the Palestinians, their lands and property, in different part of the occupied West Bank. 

It added that the Israeli police failed to indict any of the assailants in %90 of the attacks. 

The number of Israeli settlers living in various settlements in the occupied West Bank, including in an around occupied East Jerusalem, is more than 500.000, while Israel is ongoing with its illegitimate settlement construction and expansion activities, according the OCHA report.

Settlements violate International Law, and the Fourth Geneva Convention to which Israel is a signatory.

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