AL-KHALIL, (PIC)-- A Jewish settler stabbed a Palestinian elderly man in Khirbet Msafer in Yatta south of al-Khalil on Monday causing him serious injuries.
Rateb Jabour, coordinator of popular and national committees against the wall and settlements in Yatta, told Quds Press that a settler from "Mitzpe Yair" settlement stabbed Ismael Ibrahim al-Abra, 65, in Khirbet Beer al-Adra near Yatta town.
He pointed out that the settler stabbed Abra in the head and that a Red Crescent ambulance transferred him to a hospital in the territories occupied in 1948 where his injuries were described as serious.
Meanwhile, groups of Israeli settlers attacked Palestinian lands in Salfit governorate and bulldozed lands for settlement expansion.
Local sources said that settlers from Brochin settlement, established on the village of Bruqin's lands, bulldozed new lands in the west of the village in preparation for the establishment of new settlement neighborhoods.
Israeli occupation forces (IOF) also stormed the village of Deir Estia and issued orders to uproot 176 olive trees in Wadi Qana owned by the village's farmers, at the pretext that they had been planted in an area classified as "a natural reserve".
Deir Estia's mayor, Nadhmi Salman, recalled in a press statement that the IOF soldiers uprooted 1300 olive trees in the same district last year, and destroyed irrigation channels project.