Settlers Attacks Leave One Injured; Troops Arrest Nine Civilians in Dawn Invasions
Monday March 26, 2012 15:48 by Ghassan Bannoura - IMEMC & Agencies
A Palestinian farmer was injured when Israeli armed settlers attacked a group of farmers near the northern West Bank city of Nablus on Monday.
armed Israeli settlers in the West Bank
Local sources announced that Ayman Louiíe sustained moderate wounds when an Israeli settler hit him in the head with a baton.
Louiíe was injured when a group of armed settlers attacked him and other farmers working on their lands at Borien village near Nablus, witnesses told local news.
Residents of Borien started on Monday the preparation of their lands for the summer farming season, farmers are expecting more attacks by Israeli settlers this week.
There are half a million Israeli settlers living in illegal Israeli settlements across the West Bank and East Jerusalem.
Earlier on Monday at dawn, Israeli troops arrested nine Palestinian civilians during military invasions targeting a number of West Bank communities.
Palestinian security forces said that the Israeli military targeted the cities of Hebron and Bethlehem along with nearby villages. Soldiers searched and ransacked residentsí homes before arresting nine civilians, sources added.