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Settlers attack Jewish activists

Stones and batons were used against the campaigners injuring five

Israeli activists who were escorting Palestinian shepherds through the occupied West Bank came under attack from illegal settlers, a video released today shows.

Fifteen masked settlers attacked members of the Taayush organisation with stones and batons.

Israeli media outlet Ynet reported that Eyal Raz, an activist from the movement, said that the activists had "tried not to react and calm things down".

These people feel that they can do what they want, and it is a very frightening situation

he reportedly added.

According to Raz, five of the activists were wounded, with one injured in the head.

Between 500,000 and 600,000 Israelis live in Jewish-only illegal settlements across occupied East Jerusalem and the West Bank in violation of international law.

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