West Bank Palestinians say protected settlers from locals' revenge
Yoav Zitun
Published: 07.01.14, 18:29
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1. The Other Side of the Story
Chaim T. ,   Jerusalem, Israel   (01.07.14)
From one of the Jewish victims who were severely beaten by an Arab mob from Kusra: "Jewish men were attacked as they were walking from the Jewish village of Esh Kodesh to the nearby Givat Hayovel." "Suddenly, they were set upon by an Arab mob, he said. “They blocked us in with trucks. The Arabs started hurling rocks at the Jewish group.” "The Jews were forced to hide nearby", he continued. “We called the army, because we felt our lives were in danger. The Arabs gathered us into one place, tied our hands and legs, and beat us cruelly,” he said. "The beatings were so severe that he passed out", he said. The AFP news agency confirmed that at least 13 Jewish men were held against their will in a house in Kusra and were beaten. Residents of Esh Kodesh have reported previous attacks originating in Kusra, including a mob attack in 2012 in which hundreds of Palestinian Arab men surrounded the Jewish village screaming, "Kill the Jews."
2. Do not play in
Hakim ,   Palestine   (01.07.14)
Other peoples backyards.
3. Solution: One State Greater Israel free of Arabs relocated.
Steve Benassi ,   Silver Bay, MN USA   (01.07.14)
4. Chaim #1You're a liar according to the army & everyone else
Dan ,   Los Angeles   (01.07.14)
Your post is filled with lies. Even the claim that it was the settlers who called the army is clearly untrue, according to the army and every other account. They weren't carrying phones. The settlers were on their way (masked and without cellphones to avoid being identified) into the village for a revenge attack after the Civil Administration removed olive trees illegally planted on privately owned land. We know that settlers and their children are told that it's OK to lie by their Rabbonim, andit's on record. So why should anyone ever believe a word they say (or you and your ilk)?
5. Palestinians future savior of their oppressors, Jews, Israel
Steve Benassi ,   Silver Bay, MN USA   (01.07.14)
6. the settlers are cowards
k ,   :US   (01.07.14)
No Jew should ever have to hide or look for someone else for help
7. 4.
Birdi ,   Israel   (01.07.14)
Before you accuse Chaim of being a liar, check other Israeli news websites for the truth. You in LA have some nerve in thinking you know the truth, whereas we who live here, dont (know the truth)
8. Hakim @2, good advise. Remember, Jews do not lose.
leo ,   usa   (01.07.14)
9. More Info...
Chaim T. ,   Jerusalem, Israel   (01.07.14)
Palestinians beat up Jewish settlers for allegedly throwing stones at West Bank farmers By REUTERS LAST UPDATED: 01/07/2014 19:08 Palestinian villagers on Tuesday briefly detained and beat up a group of Israeli settlers, accusing them of having thrown rocks at farmers tending their fields in the West Bank. The Israelis, who appeared to be aged between 15 and 30, were detained in an uninhabited house on the outskirts of the Palestinian village of Qusra after Palestinians said there had been a settler assault on local farmers. "I was tending my fields when a group of around 30 settlers came down the hill and attacked us with stones," Palestinian farmer Mahmoud Tubasi told Reuters. "We chased them and they fled to a house under construction. They were cornered there and some of the people here beat them - they had attacked us on our own land." A Reuters witness said villagers beat 15 settlers with their fists and sticks, causing some to bleed from the head and mouth. The Palestinians later released the group to Israeli soldiers.
10. Look at the Photos in this Article!
Chaim T. ,   Jerusalem, Israel   (01.07.14)
For those who call me a liar (#4); look at the bruises on their faces, and look at the dried blood. If they weren't beaten, as confirmed by AFP and Reuters, how did they end up this way?
11. Medieval thugs
Helder Vieira ,   Porto, Portugal   (01.07.14)
It's nice to see that once in a while the white medieval thugs get what they deserve. It's quite unfortunate, however, to know that this was an exception, almost always their criminal behaviour goes unpunished.
12. Poor settlers ;) ,...
split ,   US   (01.07.14)
How did they get there, were they carried against their will on Palis backs or they got hauled to the village in the wheel barrels? This settler cowards are known for attacking a single kid or some old defenceless goat herder, it's their trademark ,...
13. Settlers trapped by villagers
Eli ,   Safed, Israel   (01.07.14)
The so called "Jewish" settlers are nothing more than blood thirsty thugs intent upon destroying the foundations of Israel. If these "settlers" are found to hold foreign passports they should be deported without a minutes delay.
14. # 13 I love the Settlers !!!
BUILD BABY BUILD ,   United States   (01.07.14)
Why should the terrorists pals have all the fun? Round two coming up..Wait until the Jews get serious and go for blood! KEEP BUILDING !!!!
15. Good for the Palestinians!
Sally ,   UK   (01.07.14)
Pity the illegal Israeli settlers got off so lightly
16. I am a proud Israeli Jew
Debbie ,   Israel   (01.07.14)
But find it hard to believe settlers, the "price tag people" and I come from the same people. They make me ashamed!
17. The truth
Mohammad ,   State of Palestine   (01.07.14)
the truth is that those settlers if they were living in Tel aviv .... Israelis themselves ganna kick them out. those people just sample of settlers mentality of destruction all aspects of Palestinians life in the name of god and religion. and finally for those who try to change the truth. let me ask you, what those "innocents " were doing at Palestinians land!!!!
18. A.P. Photographer about 30 residents
Rod ,   Fargo N.Dakota   (01.07.14)
were attacked by 200 muslim Arabs
19. #4, #13
In every generation there are people like you, who think that by hating their brothers and helping the enemy, they will be saved. At the end, people like you are hated by everyone.
20. # 11 Round two coming up...
BUILD BABY BUILD ,   United States   (01.07.14)
Portugal is far more medieval than Israel could ever be, so filled with quaint little anti semitic trash such as yourself Portugal a real third world nothing, nada. BUILDING IT ALL BABY, WALL TO WALL BABY !!!
21. #13 But "palestinian" murderers who hold foreign passports
A ,   Belgium   (01.07.14)
(Jordanian) are allowed to walk free to kill more Jews, instead of being deported to their "palestine" across the river. It's not the "settlers" who destroy the foundations of Israel, it is leftist hypocrites as yourself who are willing to give up Israel to the terrorists.
22. This article smells like a large load of BS,
deavman ,   Akko   (01.07.14)
I'll wait for the inquiry. I am convinced we'll have surprises.
23. 1 4 and 7 what is truth
Dan ,   K"S   (01.07.14)
No 2 people can view a scene and observe the same things. Each will see the view from their observation point and absorb that view with experiences that no one else has. This is like sitting behind a supporting column and observing a football game, Each person can describe what happened and each will vary one from another. If all say the same - then they should all be discounted as having rehearsed the statement and not the truth.
24. 17.
Birdi ,   Israel   (01.07.14)
Let me answer you dear Mohammad in your non Palestinian state. The entire land of Israel belongs to Israel, you & your invented people do not own 1 inch of Jewish Israeli land. Let me ask you, how many more lies are you going to post here? You, your invented people & your beloved Abbas could not tell the truth if your lives depended on it. Salamat!
25. 16.
Birdi ,   Israel   (01.07.14)
You are not proud enough, dear Debbie!
26. #19 Relax they are nothing but impersonators
deavman ,   Akko   (01.07.14)
27. #12 Guess Kowalsky is back with his polackius accented
A ,   Belgium   (01.07.14)
tirades. I was hoping you and your landzmann Graysack had volunteered for target practice in Syria. How disappointing!
28. Jews future savior of their oppressors, Muslims, Arabia
Steve Benassi ,   Silver Bay, MN USA   (01.07.14)
29. Solution: One State Greater Israel free of Arabs relocated.
Steve Benassi ,   Silver Bay, MN USA   (01.07.14)
30. 1. No Jewish vilage should be ouside Israel borders
lydia ,   Brisbane   (01.07.14)
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