The assault footage
Photo: B'Tselem

Police arrest 2 settlers on suspicion of assaulting Palestinians

Police follow up on footage of Palestinian shepherds allegedly attacked by settlers, arrest two men from Susya

Two settlers from the West Bank settlement of Susya were arrested Tuesday, in connection with the attack reported by Palestinian shepherds, which took place near the Mouth Hebron, last week.


The two men, one of whom is a minor, were arrested after a covert operation by the Judea and Samaria and Hebron Districts Police. They were taken in for questioning in the Hebron Districts Police headquarters. Police sources told Ynet additional arrests are expected.  


According to the police report, Four members of a Palestinian -Nawage family claimed they were assaulted by veiled settlers whilethey were herding their sheep in the south Mount Hebron area, seriously wounding one woman. The family further claimed they had footage of the assault.


The footage was later obtained and published by the B'Tselem organization.


Another assault was reported Monday, as Palestinian shepherds complained that settlers attacked them near the west Bank settlement of Yitzhar.


The Yitzhar community denied the allegations, stating: "Our investigation shows no evidence of any resident or youth involved in such an incident."


פרסום ראשון: 06.17.08, 11:15
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