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Settlers riot in Palestinian village
Group of 20 settlers enters Ramallah-adjacent village of Jallud, stone residents, vandalize property. Palestinians say three people hurt

Some 20 settlers rioted Wednesday in the West Bank village of Jallud, near Ramallah. According to the residents, the settlers shattered the windows of one of the village's homes and assaulted three of its residents.

 

Eyewitnesses said that the settlers then vandalized a car parked nearby and then fled the scene.

 

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The Palestinians who were attacked were taken to a hospital in Nablus.

 

The incident took place several hours after settlers – trying to prevent the plowing of what they claim is a dispute field – clashed with IDF troops near the illegal West Bank outpost of Esh Kodesh.

 

According to the IDF, the settlers arrived in Jallud and promptly began pelting several Palestinians with stones. They also damaged two cars and then entered a local home and assaulted a Palestinian man, who was taken to hospital by the Red Crescent.

 

IDF forces were called to the scene and dispersed the riot.

 

"The IDF treats such public disordered very seriously, as they may destabilize the area and force the IDF to divert attention from its primary mission – protecting Israel and its citizens."

 

Itamar Fleishman contributed to this report

 

You can contact Elior Levy, Ynet's Palestinian Affairs Correspondent, at: paldesk@gmail.com  

 

 

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