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Palestine: Israeli settlers attack Israeli peace activists near Qalqilia

26th Jun 2013

By Saed Bannoura


IMEMC & Agencies: The Yesh Din independent Israeli human rights group reported that some of its activists have been injured, Tuesday, after being attacked by extremist Israeli settlers near the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia.

The incident took place when extremist settlers of the Givat Gilad illegal settlement, and a few nearby settlement outposts, attacked a car that belongs to Yesh Din and assaulted the passengers.
Yesh Din activist were visiting the Far’ata Palestinian village, near Qalqilia, subject to frequent attacks by extremist settlers.

Ghassan Douglas, a Palestinian official in charge of settlements file in the northern part of the West Bank, stated that the Israeli activists were moved to an Israeli hospital for treated after suffering various injuries.

In related news, a number of extremist settlers closed the Huwwara roadblock, near the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and prevented Palestinian cars from crossing. Soldiers manning the roadblock did not attempt to stop the settlers, local sources have reported.

On Tuesday evening, clashes took place between Israeli soldiers and Palestinian youths near Qabatia town, south of the northern West Bank city of Jenin.

Local sources have reported that the army installed a roadblock near the Fruits Market, stopped and searched dozens of vehicles and interrogated the residents, an issue that pushed several Palestinian youths to throw stones and empty bottles at the soldiers.

The army fired several gas bombs and rubber-coated metal bullets; no injuries have been reported.


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