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Footage shows alleged settler attack on rights activists

Rabbis for Human Rights, a left-wing human rights group, says its activists were attacked by settlers while helping Palestinians harvest olives near the West Bank village of Awarta.

The group says attackers came on foot and on ATVs.

Footage published by the group shows a man shouting profanities and threats at the activists, ordering them to leave and stop filming him.

At one point he is seen — unprovoked — spraying a substance identified as pepper spray by Rabbis for Human Rights, which says one worker required medical attention.

IDF soldiers are seen observing the incident closely, at one point placing themselves between the settlers and the activists, but not taking further immediate action.

Avi Dabush, head of Rabbis for Human Rights, alleges that such attacks are committed almost daily by “Jewish terror activists,” calling for government action to stop them.

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