NABLUS (The Inside Palestine) – Israeli troops and settlers today brutally assaulted two Palestinians in the small village of Khirbet al-Taweel, southeast of the occupied West Bank city of Nablus, according to witnesses.
They said that a number of Israeli soldiers and settlers severely beat two Palestinian farmers who were plowing their land in the village, inflicting wounds to their heads.
The casualties, a father and his son from the nearby town of Majdal Bani Fadil, were rushed to the hospital for urgent treatment.
Israeli settlers began two days ago plowing Palestinian lands in the area, aiming to seizing them eventually.
Settler violence against Palestinians and their property is routine in the West Bank and is rarely prosecuted by Israeli authorities.
Settlers‘ violence includes property and mosque arsons, stone-throwing, uprooting of crops and olive trees, attacks on vulnerable homes, among others.
There are over 700,000 Israeli settlers living in colonial settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem in violation of international law, particularly the Fourth Geneva Convention.