News Israeli soldiers assault Palestinian farmers protesting illegal settlement road
Israeli settlers assaulted Palestinian farmers in the the village of Turmusayya in the central occupied West Bank district of Ramallah on Sunday, after the farmers arrived to protest the illegal construction of an Israeli settler road on privately owned Palestinian land.
Despite an order from the Israeli Civil Administration to stop building the road, Israeli settlers continued to pave the road, according to the Israeli organization Rabbis for Human Rights (RHR).
A video published by RHR showed Israeli soldiers assaulting the Palestinian residents, while enabling settlers to carry out the roadwork in defiance of the stop-work order issued last week by the Civil Administration, which is the unit under the Israeli Defense Ministry responsible for enforcing Israeli policies in the occupied Palestinian territory.
Israeli soldiers also attacked RHR’s field coordinator Zakharia Sade who documented the incident, according to the group. Some Palestinians who arrived to the work site also reportedly climbed atop farm machinery, the Israeli army told RHR.
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