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10-12-2010, 06:55 AM
Palestine: Israeli settlers attack peace activists attempting to harvest olives in Hebron


Israeli settlers attacked Palestinian and Israeli solidarity activists in the Northern settlement of Susya,in the Southern West Bank city of Hebron, while the activists accompanied Palestinian farmers to their olive groves to harvest.

Naser al-Nawaj'a, a local activist, stated that dozens of settlers, along with the Israeli military, attacked Arabs and Israeli solidarity activists while they were on their way to cultivate lands in Hebron.

He added that the settlers beat the peace activists and smashed a car. Israeli soldiers on the scene, instead of responding to the settlers' violence, arrested an Israeli activist and took him to unknown destination..

The Hebron area is home to several Israeli settlements known for their extreme right-wing beliefs. The area has had the highest rate of attacks by settlers against Palestinian residents since settlements began to be established there in the 1970s.