IMEMC & Agencies: Saturday evening a number of extremist Israeli settlers attacked a Palestinian child in the heart if the Old City of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA) has reported.
The child’s uncle, Mofeed Sharabaty, said that more than twenty extremist settlers of the Beit Hadassah illegal settlement in the center of Hebron attacked the child as he was heading to a nearby store.
The child has been identified as Yazan Zeidan Sharabaty, 13; he suffered cuts and bruises to various parts of his body.
The uncle said that he heard the child screaming while the settlers were attacking him and cursing at him.
“I rushed and grabbed my nephew and ran away as fast as I could”. The uncle added, “The settlers then tried to break into my house, but we managed to stop them”.
The attack is one of hundreds of assaults carried out by extremist settlers against the residents, their lands and property, especially in Hebron city, as the also settlers live in the heart of the city in homes and property illegally occupied and confiscated.