Arabs destroy field, injure Jewish grower in Geulat Tzion


Masked Arab; Photo credit: Geulat Tzion

Masked Arab; Photo credit: Geulat Tzion


Sunday, May 10, 2020, 11:05 On the morning of Sunday, May 10, masked Arabs drove tractors to a wheat field cultivated by Jewish agriculturalists in the Shilo Bloc community of Geulat Tzion and destroyed the field. One of the agriculturalists who arrived at the scene and attempted to prevent the destruction was injured by a tractor that ran him over. One Arab was detained. Honenu Attorney Menashe Yado, who is assisting the Geulat Tzion residents: “This was a violent attempt by Arabs to take control of a wheat field cultivated by Jewish agriculturalists in the Shilo Bloc region. The rioting Arabs succeeded in destroying an extensive field and also ran over a Jewish agriculturalist who tried to block the tractors with his body. The agriculturalist was evacuated by MDA medics to the Sha’arei Tzedek Hospital [in Jerusalem]. “This indicates a marked increase in Arab attempts to take control of Jewish land, which is undoubtedly a direct consequence of lenient treatment by the police and the army of Arabs rioting in the area. We sent urgent letters to the police demanding that they detain the rioters and impound the tractors involved with the running down the agriculturalist, in part to compensate him for the damages.”

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