A 66-year-old British man volunteering in the West Bank received emergency treatment after being attacked by a gang of gun-wielding Israeli settlers hurling rocks at him.
David Amos, a retired publishing company worker, was struck in the head by a rock as he tried to protect Palestinian farmers during the olive harvest.
He was evacuated from the area by ambulance and taken to a hospital in Nablus, where he received five stitches.
He told The Independent the group of settlers came down a hill from the direction of the Yizhar settlement towards Palestinian farmland near the village of Burin where he and two other British women. ”There were eight or nine of the settlers, all masked and they were carrying large rocks.”
Mr Amos said that the settlers fired gunshots as they approached, causing him to sit on the ground and yell to his colleagues to take cover. ”They were shouting at us ‘go’ in English and also shouting in Hebrew. A man stood no more than four feet from me and threw this rock which hit me on the back of the head. I was sitting upright and I fell over on my side and then he and two others kicked me. The women were shouting ‘we are British’ so they knew we were British before the rock was thrown.”
– Read more and watch a video filmed after the incident, showing the settlers attacking the car belonging to a Palestinian farmer – The Independent