Clashes in Esh Kodesh
Photo: Courtesy of the Tazpit News Agency
Settlers, Palestinians clash; woman injured
IDF says settlers, Palestinians hurl stones at each other in Esh Kodesh outpost. Settlers claim Palestinians broke vineyard fences

Clashes broke out on Saturday between some 50 Palestinians and 10 settlers near the Esh Kodesh outpost. The IDF said that the sides threw stones at each other.


Security forces separated the parties using crowd-control means. One Israeli woman was lightly injured by a stone and was given medical attention. IDF forces are still on the scene in case the riots resume.


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An Esh Kodesh spokesman told the Tazpit news agency that "dozens of Palestinians rioted inside Esh Kodesh. They broke the vineyards' fences and caused damage while hurling stones at the residents and security forces."


Settlers also claimed that 10 people were lightly injured as a result of the Palestinian riot.


On Wednesday, Some 20 settlers rioted 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. The Palestinians who were attacked were taken to a hospital in Nablus.


The IDF confirmed the report and noted that one Palestinian man was taken to hospital by the Red Crescent.


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.


Yoav Zitun contributed to this report




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