Friday, September 30, 2011

Settler attacks east of Salfit and south of Nablus


WEST BANK, (PIC)-- Dozens of armed settlers, under the protection of IOF troops, attacked the village of Yasuf to the east of Salfit, and opened fire in the air, in an attempt to terrorise the residents and farmers in the northern part of the village.

Local sources said that dozens of settlers set out from the settlement of Taffouh settlement towards the northern part of the village on Thursday evening and opened fire from their machineguns to terrorise the farmers and force them to leave their fields. This was followed by clashes between the IOF troops and the villagers which resulted in three villages suffering breathing difficulties as a result of teargas inhalation.

The sources said that the settlers’ attack took place in full view of the occupation forces who did nothing to stop it and instead besieged the village and closed it.

Elsewhere in the West Bank, settlers from the Yitzhar settlement damaged water pipes to the south of Madama village, south of Nablus.

Acting chairman of the village council of Madama, Ihab al-Qet, said that between 20 and 30 settlers gathered near the village’s water well and damaged the remaining pipes which are used to supply agricultural fields with water.

Settler attacks east of Salfit and south of Nablus