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Palestinian farmer in Hebron attacked by Israeli settlers for second time in March

March 25, 2018 12:29 P.M. (Updated: March 27, 2018 8:22 P.M.)
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HEBRON (Ma’an) -- A group of Israeli settlers assaulted a Palestinian farmer in the village of al-Tiwani in the southern occupied West Bank district of Hebron on Sunday.

According to local sources, settlers from illegal Havat Maon settlement assaulted Jumaa Mousa Rabai, 45, while he was grazing sheep.

Rabai sustained minor fractures and bruises across his body as a result of the assault, and was transferred to the Abu al-Hasan al-Qasim hospital in Yatta for treatment.

Earlier this month, Rabai was attacked by the same settlers, and told Ma’an that they broke his car and threw rocks at his home during a raid on the village in which the settlers attempted to set fire to the local mosque.

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.

The Palestinian government has no jurisdiction over Israelis in the West Bank, and acts carried out by Israeli settlers often occur in the presence of Israeli military forces who rarely act to protect Palestinian residents.

The majority of settler thefts committed against Palestinians are met with impunity, with Israelis rarely facing consequences for such thefts.

Only 1.9 percent of complaints submitted by Palestinians against Israeli settler attacks or theft result in a conviction.

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