Settlers clash with Palestinians near West Bank Esh Kodesh outpost

August 1, 2015 11:12

West Bank settlers clashed with Palestinians and left-wing activists near the settlement outpost of Esh Kodesh and the Palestinian village of Kusra on Saturday morning. IDF forces came to the scene to break up the fight.

The two groups threw stones at each other and when the IDF soldiers arrived, rioters pelted them with stones as well, the IDF said. 

There were approximately 15 settlers and 40 activists involved in the skirmish, Israel Radio reported. 

According to the report, the issue of ownership rights to land is the point of friction that led to the fight on Saturday. 

Palestinian sources claim that settlers attacked a Palestinian-run tractor that was working the fields of Kusra and the settlers reported that the Palestinians burned vineyards planted by the settlers from the Esh Kodesh outpost, Israel Radio reported.

There were no reported injuries in the incident.

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