Personal note :
I feel that the attack on my friend hurts more than taking a beating myself.
They hurt someone I love. It hurts me.
Israel’s occupation of Palestinian territory is unlawful under international law due to its permanence and the Israeli government’s de facto annexation policies, an UN-appointed Commission of Inquiry said in its first report, published on Thursday.
Risala news agencies reported that settlers accompanied by soldiers attacked Palestinian farmers during the olive harvest near the villages of Bourin and Hawwara, south of the Nablus district, Occupied Palestinian territories.
The settlers reportedly invaded the houses of Hawwara and threw rocks at people. Two Palestinians were injured in the alleged attack. The settlers stole olives and destroyed the olive trees.
סוכנות הידיעות ריסאלה דיווחה בטוויטר כי אמש בגדה המערבית, באיזור הכפרים הפלסטיניים בורין וחווארה, דרומית לעיר שכם – אתמול בעת מסיק של חקלאי מבורין, בקרבת המאחז “גבעת רונן” ירדו מתנחלים בחסות חיילי הכיבוש ותקפו את המוסקים בנוסף גנבו זיתים והרסו עצי זית.
שני פצועים פלסטינים פונו לקבלת טיפול.
The Twitter user @leibowitzadak wrote about the incident:
“Today, an Israeli soldier accompanied by a settler ordered a Palestinian farmer to leave his own land, based on martial law authority.
The settler then, unprovoked, punched the farmer in the face.
The soldier said there was nothing to do—he lacked the authority to arrest him.”
The user @Mistaclim posted about another incident near Faqin village where soldiers and settlers prevented the farmer from approaching their orchards.
Qafin village is North of Toul Qarem
The video shows Israeli soldiers and settlers using tear gas and beating the farmers.
Over the last ten days, there have been more than 100 attacks by Israeli settlers against Palestinians in the occupied West Bank; most of the attacks have taken place in the northern part, especially in Huwwara town in Nablus.
(@OnlinePalEng on twitter )