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Dozens of settlers attack village in Salfit

12:00 Sep 29 2011 Salfit and Madama

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SALFIT, September 29, 2011 (WAFA) – Dozens of armed settlers, under the protection of the Israeli soldiers, Thursday attacked the village of Yasouf, east of Salfit in the northern West Bank, firing their weapons into the air in an attempt to terrorize the Palestinian residents, according to WAFA’s correspondent.

Witnesses said that dozens of Settlers headed from the settlement of Taffuh towards the north side of the village and fired automatic weapons into the air in order to terrorize the Palestinian farmers to force them to leave their lands, leading to confrontations between the village residents and the settlers, no injuries were reported.
The attack took place while the soldiers were watching, who did not intervene to stop the settlers and simply surrounded the village and sealed it off.

In a related matter, a number of settlers from the settlement of Yitzhar, near Nablus, vandalized water pipelines in Madama, a village south of Nablus, according to the village council, Ihab Al Qut.

He said that almost 30 settlers gathered near the village’s water spring and destroyed the water pipelines that provide water to the agricultural lands.

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