Settler attacks farmer in Beit Ummar
Published Sunday 13/05/2012 (updated) 15/05/2012 12:35
Settler attacks are common and rarely prosecuted.
HEBRON (Ma'an) -- A local farmer was attacked by a settler on Sunday while tending to his land in Beit Ummar, a local official said.
Walid Muhammad Salman Sabarneh, 30, was farming his land when a settler approached and ordered him at gunpoint to leave the area, popular committee spokesman Muhammad Ayyad Awad told Ma'an.
After refusing to leave his land, the settler began to throw rocks at Sabarneh, before assaulting him using the butt of his gun.
Saberneh was taken to hospital in Hebron, Awad said. Israeli soldiers stood by as the incident took place, he added.
The settler from Karmi Zur is well known to local residents and has threatened farmers in the area on several occasions.