Village of Azmut, near Nablus
Palestinians picking olives on their land in Azmut were attacked by Israeli settlers two days in a row.
On Saturday, October 18, according to villagers a group of approximately eight settlers from the illegal Elon Moreh settlement attacked an elderly man in his field with sticks and stones, injuring him severely enough to require hospital treatment.
The settlers returned on Sunday and began yelling insults and threats to a family consisting of 3 women, 3 children and one man as the family
attempted to bring in their olive harvest. A group of journalists and internationals arrived at the olive grove very quickly after the settlers came and began taking photos. When the settlers saw the cameras, they left immediately.
Elon Moreh settlement is located about 500 meters from the field where the villagers were attacked. When the attack occurred on Saturday, according to villagers, soldiers arrived from the nearby army base, but they did nothing to stop the attack.
These two attacks followed the destruction of a Palestinian farmer’s car in the same village on Thursday October 16th. See report of this attack here.