At least four Palestinians were injured after Israeli settlers Wednesday, 10 November 2021, opened fire at them in Khallet al-Dabe‘h village, south of Hebron, to the south of the occupied West Bank.
Local sources affirmed that the incident occurred when a group of settlers tried to forcibly set up a make-shift tent at a Palestinian-owned land in the area, a move that was strongly rejected by the landowners.
However, the settlers opened fire at the Palestinian farmers, injuring four of them including an elderly.
The settlers returned later in the evening and attacked once again the local residents under Israeli forces’ protection.
Since the start of the year, 410 settler attacks were reported in the occupied West Bank including property and mosque arsons, stone-throwing, uprooting of crops and olive trees, attacks on vulnerable homes, among others.
Settlers’ violence against Palestinians and their property is routine in the West Bank and is rarely prosecuted by Israeli authorities.