A right wing activist attempted to stab Rabbis for Human Rights head Arik Ascherman who was helping Palestinians harvest olives near the settlement of Itamar in the Samaria Region of the West Bank, according to a spokesman for the group..
“The activist ran toward him [Ascherman] in a threatening way with a drawn knife,” a spokesman for Rabbis for Human Rights said. He added that Ascherman was unharmed.
A spokesman for Judea and Samaria police said that Ascherman had gone to the olive grove along with other left wing activists to help the Palestinians.
He added that after the Palestinian farmers had finished their work a group of left wing activists remained. An altercation broke out between them and right wing activists, the police said.
The spokesman added that officers were searching for the man suspected to attempting to stab Ascherman.