Palestine: 3 Palestinians, incl child, injured in attack by settlers in West Bank
By Zeyn Halil and Talal Arif
RAMALLAH, Palestine (AA): Three Palestinians were injured Monday in an attack by Jewish settlers in the occupied West Bank, according to Israeli media. Meanwhile, Israeli soldiers killed, on Monday evening, a Palestinian from Qalandia refugee camp, north of the occupied capital, Jerusalem, in the West Bank.
Israel’s Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper said settlers affiliated with a radical Jewish organization threw stones at the cars of Palestinians in the village of Hawara near the city of Nablus, smashed their windows and attacked shops, causing property damage.
The Israeli Public Broadcasting Corporation (KAN) reported that a 3-year-old child was among those injured in the attacks.
Israeli Public Security Minister Omer Barlev on Sunday described settler attacks against Palestinians as “actions of a terror organization.”
Barlev was referring to settler assaults Friday against activists near Burin village in the occupied West Bank where 10 activists were injured, including four Israelis.
In recent months, settlers across the occupied territories have stepped up attacks against Palestinians and their properties which were committed under the watch of Israeli forces.
Meanwhile, according to imemc.org, Israeli soldiers killed, on Monday evening, a Palestinian man from Qalandia refugee camp, north of the occupied capital, Jerusalem, in the West Bank.
Medical sources said the soldiers invaded the refugee camp and fired a barrage of gas bombs and rubber-coated steel bullets at Palestinians who protested the invasion, in addition to a clinic, and many surrounding homes.
The soldiers also invaded and ransacked several homes and shops in the area, causing damage.
They added that a man, identified as Fahmi Abdul-Rauf Hamad, 57, suffered the severe effects of tear gas inhalation while inside a clinic run by UNRWA (The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees) along with many other patients who also were injured by the gas bombs.
The sources stated that Palestinian medics tried to resuscitate the injured man and rushed him to a hospital in Ramallah, but he succumbed to his wounds.
Israeli and Palestinian estimates indicate there are about 650,000 illegal settlers living in 164 settlements and 116 outposts in the West Bank, including in occupied Jerusalem.
Under international law, all Jewish settlements in occupied territories are considered illegal.
*Writing by Seda Sevencan
[Archive Photo: Jewish settlers under protection of Israeli forces raid Palestinian villages near Nablus city, West Bank on December 17, 2021. Palestinian properties vandalized, homes stoned. Photographer Nedal Eshtayah /AA]
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