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: 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.
Farmer Jumaa Mousa Rabai was attacked by illegal Israeli settlers from the illegal colony of Havat Maon on Sunday March 25th.
— Raimo Kangasniemi (@rk70534) March 26, 2018
The Palestinian government has no jurisdiction over Israelis in the West Bank, and they often carry out their acts of violence in the presence of Israeli military forces.
The majority of settler thefts committed against Palestinians are met with impunity, with Israelis rarely facing consequence for such thefts.
— Palestine Chronicle (@PalestineChron) March 20, 2018
Only 1.9 percent of complaints submitted by Palestinians against Israeli settler attacks or theft result in a conviction.
(Ma’an, PC, Social Media)