The attack took place near Burin village, east of Nablus in the West Bank. Eight persons from Rabbis for Human Rights, who were engaged in planting olive trees, were injured in the incident. Reports in Israeli media indicate that the assailants used clubs, stones, and gas against the victims, as well as setting one car on fire and destroying another one.
In a video distributed by Rabbis for Human Rights, one of the victims can be heard saying: “They can kill us!” The Rabbis for Human Rights team was taken from the scene by Palestinian ambulance, and eventually transferred to Beilinson Hospital near Tel Aviv where they were treated for injuries.
“The WCC and its member churches around the world join in praying that the day will come when peace prevails and such attacks become a thing of the past,” said Sauca. “We call on the Government of Israel to end the impunity of settlers who commit acts of violence.”