RAMALLAH — Israeli settlers in the West Bank stoned the car of a Palestinian photographer working for AFP, slightly injuring him, as he was on his way to cover a story Friday.

The photographer said several of around 100 settlers who were gathered at the side of the road threw stones at his car, cracking the windscreen and lightly injuring him in the face and hands.

Israeli soldiers on the scene did not intervene, he added. The IDF could not be reached for comment by The Times of Israel.

In photographs of the incident, four settlers are seen running, three of them with pistols. Another shows the settlers stoning the car while the soldiers watched.

Armed settlers are seen running after a Palestinian journalist's car was attacked near the West Bank settlement of Beit El on Friday (photo credit: AFP)

Armed settlers are seen running after a Palestinian journalist’s car was attacked near the West Bank settlement of Beit El on Friday (photo credit: AFP)

After the attack, soldiers moved the settlers on.

He and other journalists in a separate vehicle were on their way to cover Palestinian demonstrations in the nearby Jalazoun refugee camp, north of the West Bank administrative centre of Ramallah.

The AFP photographer, Abbas Momani, said he planned to file a complaint with Israeli police, while the Foreign Press Association said its lawyer would also look into the case.