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Settler attacks intensify as Israel searches for teens

terça-feira 17 de junho de 2014, por Ahmad Jaradat,

Settler violence toward Palestinians and their property continues in the shadow of a massive arrest campaign throughout the West Bank, in which Israel claims to have detained some 150 Palestinians, including the leadership of the Hamas movement.

Photo: AIC archive/Israeli soldiers and settlers

Sunday night, settlers from the Ramot Yishai outpost in downtown Hebron attacked Madleen Imad Abu Shamsiyya, aged 14, striking her hands and arms. When Israeli soldiers reached the scene they took Abu Shamsiyya and her father to the police station in the nearby settlement of Kiryat Arba for questioning. There are no reports of settlers being detained for questioning.

Earlier in the day settlers from Kfar Etzion stoned farmers from Beit Ommar, forcing them to abandon their fields in the Wadi Safa area.

At evening hours of settlers from Itzhar to the south of Nablus, stoned Palestinians cars . At least one Palestinian was injured.

Also on Sunday night, around 25 Palestinians cars were stoned by settlers in the area of Nablus. Car windows were broken, however no injuries were reported.

Settlers also threw rocks at passing by Palestinians on Road 60, the main road between Hebron and Bethlehem, near Gush Etzion settlement bloc. Also in this case no injuries were reported.

Ver online : Alternative Information Center