Wed 26 Apr 2023 5:21 pm - Jerusalem Time

Updated: Settler attacks in the West Bank

Today, Wednesday, settlers attacked a number of citizens and their property in separate areas of the West Bank.

In Bethlehem, the settlers uprooted about 100 vine seedlings from the lands of "Al-Sha`f" in the Ain Al-Qasis area, adjacent to the "Sidi Boaz" settlement, which is perched on the citizens' lands to the west of the town. They belong to Hassan Ismail Jadallah Sobeih.

It is noteworthy that settlers have recently escalated their attacks on citizens' lands in the town of Al-Khader, which consisted of uprooting hundreds of trees and olive and vine saplings, closing agricultural roads, and preventing land owners from accessing them.

In the northern Jordan Valley, hundreds of settlers stormed the monastery springs area and chased the shepherds.

According to local sources, a group of armed settlers pursued the shepherds in the Sakot area and threatened them with death if they continued to graze their livestock in the area, and gathered at the springs of Khirbet al-Deir, at the invitation of the so-called "Settlement Council."

Over the past two days, settlers had established a cowshed in the area, amid fears that it would be the nucleus of a pastoral outpost.

It is noteworthy that, during the past two years, the settlers escalated their confiscation of the remaining springs and water sources for the Palestinians in the northern Jordan Valley, establishing parks in their vicinity, and preventing citizens from exploiting them. Many pastoral outposts are spread in the area, according to which settlers have seized thousands of dunums of these lands.


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Updated: Settler attacks in the West Bank