Suspected settler vandals tear down farm fence in West Bank Palestinian village

Jeremy Sharon is The Times of Israel’s legal affairs and settlements reporter

Israelis, likely from settlements in the northern West Bank, dismantle and make off with a fence put up by Palestinian farmers around their land at the outskirts of the village of Burin in Area B of the West Bank.

In video footage taken by a researcher for the Yesh Din organization, which campaigns against the settlements, two young men wearing tzitzit, one of whom is also wearing a yarmulke, can be seen rolling up the chain link fence and carrying it off.

According to Yesh Din, the incident was reported to the District Coordination and Liaison of the COGAT Defense Ministry agency, which coordinates between the IDF and the Palestinian authorities, but no military or law enforcement officials arrived to deal with the issue.

Residents of Burin have frequently faced harassment and violence from extremist settlers in the area. On Saturday, stones were thrown by youths towards homes in Burin in full view of IDF soldiers who took no action against the stone throwers.

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