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Settlers attack, injure Palestinian man near Nablus

A Palestinian man was injured today evening after he was attacked by Jewish settlers near the village of Burqa, to the north of Nablus in the occupied West Bank, according to local sources.

Ghassan Daghlas, a local official in charge of monitoring settler violence, said that a group of settlers attacked and beat up a Palestinian farmer identified as Mahmoud Hussein Hajji, 58, while he was working in a farm of his own near the village.

Hajji reportedly sustained a moderate injury and was moved to hospital for medical treatment.

Israeli settler violence against Palestinians and their property is commonplace in the West Bank and is rarely prosecuted by Israeli authorities. It includes arsons of property and mosques, stone-throwing, uprooting of crops and olive trees, attacks on vulnerable homes, among others.

Between 500,000 and 600,000 Israelis live in Jewish-only settlements across occupied East Jerusalem and the West Bank in violation of international law.