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Snobar at hospital Photo: Iad Hadad, B'Tselem
Snobar at hospital Photo: Iad Hadad, B'Tselem

Palestinian 'price tag' victim recounts attack

Construction worker beaten by masked settlers in Shiloh suffers from bruises, deep laceration to back of head

Elior Levy
Published: 03.17.11, 20:59 / Israel News

"I was walking to work as usual when eight young, masked settlers armed with clubs began hitting me in the head and legs," Palestinian construction worker Sami Snobar recalled from his hospital bed Thursday.


Snobar was one of two Palestinians who were attacked in the West Bank settlement of Shiloh Thursday morning, in what police suspect was a "price tag" act carried out to avenge the massacre in Itamar.


"They sprayed my face with pepper spray – it burned and my face turned red," he said. "Then one of them picked up a brick and struck (my head) with it."


The other Palestinian sustained light injuries, as did a Jewish security guard who tried to protect the construction workers. Magen David Adom paramedics treated the three at the scene. Snobar was later evacuated to the Ramallah Government Hospital.


The hospital's director told Ynet that Snobar suffered from bruises and a deep laceration to the back of his head. He was released to his home a few hours later.


Shiloh residents were quick to condemn the attack, and said that as far as they know the perpetrators were not from the settlement.



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