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Mon Sep 17, 2012 5:37AM
Palestinians carry one of two shepherds from the village of Aqraba in the occupied West Bank after they were attacked by Israeli settlers from the illegal settlement of Itmar. (File photo)

Palestinians carry one of two shepherds from the village of Aqraba in the occupied West Bank after they were attacked by Israeli settlers from the illegal settlement of Itmar. (File photo)

Around six o’clock I went to my land… nine settlers then came and told me to leave, I told them no and that they should leave, one word led to another, they started throwing rocks at me.” Injured Palestinian Aqram Teser Oder
Israeli settlers have badly wounded a Palestinian man during an attack in the occupied West Bank city of Nablus, Press TV reports . The attack took place in the village of Qusra, north of Nablus, on Sunday when at least nine Israeli settlers beat Aqram Teser Oder. Oder's arm was broken and one of his eyes was blinded during the attack. "Around six o'clock I went to my land… nine settlers then came and told me to leave, I told them no and that they should leave, one word led to another, they started throwing rocks at me," Oder told Press TV while receiving treatment at Rafidia hospital. In another incident in the same day, 30 settlers stormed Qusra village and injured 15 villagers and destroyed olive trees as well as water wells. Qusra lies near several illegal Israeli settlements and outposts and is the site of regular assaults by their residents. Clashes between Palestinians and Israeli settlers erupted following the attack. Soon after the clashes, Israeli soldiers entered the village and attacked the Palestinians with tear gas and rubber bullets. In recent years, extremist Israeli settlers in the occupied territories have often assaulted Palestinians and vandalized their property under the so-called "price tag" policy. However, the Tel Aviv regime rarely detains the assailants. The extremists say the price tag attacks are carried out against any Israeli policy to reduce the presence of settlers and settlements on occupied Palestinian land in the West Bank and East al-Quds. DB/MA