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Default Israeli settler attacks rabbi protecting Palestinian farmers

Video shows Israeli settler assaulting peace activist Rabbi Arik Asherman with stones and a knife

A knife-wielding Israeli settler on Friday attacked a peace activist in the West Bank, where the activist was volunteering to protect Palestinian farmers from such assaults during the ongoing olive harvest season.

The attack, captured on video, underscores longtime complaints by Palestinians of harassment and assaults by Israeli settlers.

Rabbi Arik Asherman, president of Rabbis for Human Rights, was returning from helping farmers in the Palestinian village of Awarta, near the Israeli settlement of Itamar, when he spotted settlers stealing olives and burning groves that belong

to local villagers. After he confronted the settlers, one of them assaulted him with stones and a knife.

Asherman was not stabbed and only suffered minor injuries.

Israeli Attacks Rabbi Protecting Palestinians | Al Jazeera America

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