Jerusalem24 – Israeli settlers attacked two Palestinian farmers, last night Saturday, in the town of Kafr ad-Dik to the West of Salfit in the West Bank, according to a local activist.
Faris ad-Dik, told the Official Palestinian News Agecy WAFA a number of settlers, residing in the occupied Palestinian territory, attacked two farmers and vandalized their privately-owned agricultural rooms.
Israeli settlers’ vandalism in the West Bank is routine and is done with full backing by the Israeli authorities, said the Israeli human rights group B’tselem. “Settler violence and vandalism takes place with full backing by the Israeli authorities. Sometimes soldiers take part in the assault; at other times, they stand idly by. The police makes no substantial effort to investigate the incidents, nor takes measures to prevent them or stop them in real time,” they said in a statement.
According to B’tselem, Israel benefits from the repercussions, as settler violence has gradually dispossessed Palestinians of more and more areas in the West Bank, paving the way for state takeovers of land and resources.