0735 GMT December 05, 2019
Israeli soldiers were at the scene of the raid in Aqraba on Saturday, but did nothing when Palestinian shepherds and farmers were assaulted, Palestinian sources said, Press TV reported.
The armed settlers set a car ablaze and opened live fire at the villagers.
The Palestinian shepherds had gathered in the village, saying their herds had been stolen.
An Israeli military spokeswoman said later that the herds were found, without saying whether the herds had been found inside the Israeli settlements or not.
The settlers, mostly armed, regularly attack Palestinian villages and farms and set fire to their mosques, olive groves and other properties in the West Bank under the so-called “price tag” policy. However, Tel Aviv rarely detains the assailants.
Price tag attacks are acts of vandalism and violence against Palestinians and their property as well as Islamic holy sites by Israeli settlers.
In mid-October, Israeli settlers set fire to part of the Abu Baker al-Saddiq Mosque, which is located in Aqraba, in an arson attack.
In a similar move in January last year, Israeli settlers attacked a Palestinian mosque in the north of the West Bank, torching part of it. The main gate and some carpets of the mosque in Deir Istiya village were damaged in the incident, said local sources on January 15.