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Israeli settlers attack Palestinians in West Bank, injuring two

Two Palestinian men sustained injuries today and last night during two separate attacks by illegal Israeli settlers in the occupied West Bank, according to a local source.

In the area of Ein El-Hilweh, in the northern Jordan Valley region of the occupied West Bank, settlers attacked herders with stones and injured one of them in the head.

Last night, a Palestinian man sustained bruises last night after he was assaulted by a group of rampaging Israeli settlers in the village of Huwara, to the south of Nablus in the occupied West Bank.

Ghassan Daghlas, who monitors Israeli settlement activities in the area said that settlers from the nearby illegal settlement of Yitzhar assaulted Nasser Mohammad Samara, causing him bruises across his body. He was moved to hospital for treatment.

The attack reportedly occurred in the presence of Israeli soldiers who provided the settlers with protection.

The settlement of Yitzhar is notorious for its hardcore Jewish settler community who in the past committed several attacks against Palestinians and their property, including arsons, stone-throwing, uprooting of crops and olive trees, attacks on vulnerable homes, among others.

Settler vandalism of Palestinian property in the occupied territories is almost a daily occurrence, and attacks by settlers are rarely prosecuted by Israeli occupation authorities.