Settlers gone wild in the wild, wild West Bank …

A video on YouTube showed a masked man lunging at Rabbi Arik Asherman (pictured) [Flickr/Trocaire]

A video on YouTube showed a masked man lunging at Rabbi Arik Asherman (pictured) [Flickr/Trocaire]

Peace activist rabbi attacked by Israeli settler

Video shows moment masked attacker beats Rabbi Arik Ascherman while brandishing a knife in West Bank.

A video has emerged of the moment a settler attacked and beat an Israeli peace activist near the Palestinian village of Awarta in the occupied West Bank.

Rabbi Arik Ascherman, who heads the Rabbis for Human Rights organisation, was part of a group of Israeli and international activists attending an olive harvest at a Palestinian farm on Friday when he was attacked.

The Israeli news outlet ‘+972 Magazine’ reported that Ascherman and other activists noticed Israeli settlers stealing olives and setting fire to plants on the hillside.

When Ascherman went to put out the fire he was set upon by a masked man swinging a knife at him.

The video shows the masked man shouting at Ascherman and then throwing punches at him. The man, who later runs off up hill, lunges at Ascherman with the knife but does not stab him.

Al Jazeera contacted the Israeli military, which occupies the West Bank, and the Israeli police force, which deals with incidents between Israelis in the territory. Both said they were unaware of the attack.

On its Twitter account, Rabbis for Human Rights said the attack was unprovoked and had happened on Palestinian-administered land and not in Itamar, a nearby illegal Israeli settlement.



Another report HERE

Rabbi Helping Palestinian Olive Harvest Attacked by Extremist

Was there a report of this crime in YOUR daily western press?

I doubt it


  1. robertsgt40 said,

    October 25, 2015 at 21:08

    Yup. One big happy family.

  2. mikael said,

    October 25, 2015 at 21:21

    What am I then when we see this happends to a jew, Israel.
    The enemy within, killing their own, and why are you so silent.

    You see, what Hate does, hate whom is based upon ilutions but backed be force, crimes and lies.

    Now, you are their enemy to, as I am, a Palestinian is, infact anyone whom They argee upon is an enemy, and thats even You.

    I hope you awake jew, both of us didnt start this, we inherited this, but its up to us to solve this and do it with the future in peace.
    This was unthinkable just some years ago, and now it happends, what would it be then if this Gov. and their warmongrels lead you further into more wars and hatred, polarising and marginalising your own land into a vioence infested dungeon, jews, controlled by mafias and robberbarons.

    waku up


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