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Israel settlers shoot Palestinians near Ramallah

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A Bedouin shepherd walks with his sheep in the Jordan Valley near West Bank city of Jericho on November 27, 2014 [ABBAS MOMANI/AFP via Getty Images]

A group of Israeli settlers yesterday fired live bullets at civilians near the town of Ni'lin, west of Ramallah.

A source from the town told Safa news agency that armed settlers fired live bullets at citizens and shepherds in the Jabal Al-Habazi area, north of Ni'lin, in order to prevent them from reaching their land.

In recent years, Israeli settlers have been seeking to control hundreds of dunums of the town's lands, they built dirt roads, set up tents and uprooted olive trees.

Israel has occupied the West Bank since 1967. Human rights abuses against Palestinians and breaches of international law are daily occurrences.

According to the Israeli human rights movement Peace Now, around 666,000 Israeli settlers live in 145 large settlements and 140 random outposts, both are illegal under international law.

READ: Israel settlers attack Palestinian drivers, vehicles in Nablus

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